High Weald

Exploring the High Weald

  • view landscape aerial mist
  • celebrating weald forest ridge bluebells
  • droving routeway pigs
  • farmstead oasts weatherboard
  • Watch the High Weald Story

    to find out why the area's landscape is so special ...

  • Browse our Events Calendar

    to find autumn walks, arts and craft activities and living history events...

  • Step along a sunken lane

    and follow in the footsteps of Saxon drovers

    Find a walk...
  • Use our Spotter's guides

    to find our more about the area's features


Thirty miles south of London you can explore the High Weald - one of the best surviving medieval landscapes in Northern Europe:

  • Mysterious ancient woodlands and fern-clad streams
  • Sunken lanes created by Saxon drovers and Tudor ironmasters
  • Intriguing timber-framed buildings
  • Rare species in wildlife-rich field boundaries
  • The legendary Ashdown Forest - the South East's largest area of heathland

Exploring the area's museums

Exploring the area's museums

The area's museums are a fantastic way to explore the area's heritage whatever the weather... Read more

Watch out - Deer!

Watch out - Deer!

Of all the mammals native to the High Weald, it is the largest - the... Read more