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 ...

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  • Browse our Events Calendar

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

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  • Step along a sunken lane

    and follow in the footsteps of Saxon drovers

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  • Use our Spotter's guides

    to find our more about the area's features

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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

Watch out - Deer!

Watch out - Deer!

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

Seeing the past through the trees

Seeing the past through the trees

Now is the time of year when you can 'see through' woodlands and trace the... Read more

Exploring the area's museums

Exploring the area's museums

The area's museums are a fantastic way to explore the area's heritage on cold, wet... Read more

Listen for Fieldfares

Listen for Fieldfares

Bird lovers in Kent and Sussex are enjoying the call of this scandinavian visitor this... Read more