High Weald

Outstanding because...

  • view landscape aerial mist
  • track ancient sunken bluebells
  • gill stream rocks moss
  • aerialview
  • Abundant woodland

  • Historic routeways

  • Gill streams

  • Small, irregular-shaped fields

  • It is one of the best surviving medieval landscapes in Northern Europe
  • It is criss-crossed by sunken droveways 
  • It was the country's main iron-producing region during the Roman and Tudor periods
  • It harbours gills (small, steep-sided streams) with rare plant populations not found anywhere else in eastern/central England

Timeline

Timeline

Click on the stars and find out how the High Weald changed through time Read more

Outstanding geology

Outstanding geology

Underneath the patchwork landscape of the High Weald lie bands of sandstone and clay -... Read more

Outstanding wildlife

Outstanding wildlife

Over 22.8% of the High Weald is covered by ancient woodland; in the form of... Read more

Outstanding history

Outstanding history

The High Weald is a cultural landscape, shaped by people since prehistory to the present... Read more

Outstanding buildings

Outstanding buildings

The area's settlement is characterised by: A very high density of dispersed historic settlements of farmsteads... Read more