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

Outstanding history

Outstanding history

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

Outstanding buildings

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

Timeline

Timeline

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