High Weald
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  • Protected landscapes

    cover 33.4% of South East England

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The High Weald was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1983. It is one of 50 AONBs within England and Wales.

AONBs are part of a family of protected landscapes that includes National Parks and Heritage Coasts.

AONBs are designated by Government to ensure that the conservation and enhancement of the landscape is given high priority.

Protected landscapes

Protected landscapes

AONBs, National Parks and Heritage Coasts are collectively known as 'protected landscapes'.  They are unique... Read more

High Weald's natural beauty

High Weald's natural beauty

There are 5 elements that make up the High Weald 's "natural beauty": rolling hills;... Read more

Where is the High Weald?

Where is the High Weald?

The map to the right indicates the area covered by the High Weald Area of... Read more

What is an AONB designation?

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) are designated by Government under the National Parks and... Read more

Facts and figures

The total area of the High Weald AONB is 146,170 hectares (1,461 square kilometres). This... Read more

South East Protected Landscapes

South East Protected Landscapes

There are 6 protected landscapes which lie wholly within the South East; the Surrey Hills... Read more