High Weald

During Saxon times, farmers (drovers) came to the High Weald in the autumn. They travelled from the North and South Downs with their herds of pigs because the High Weald was thickly wooded
compared to the Downs. The nuts from oaks and beeches provided lots of easy food for the pigs to forage. The pigs were fattened up on the acorns and beech mast during autumn and were then
driven back to the Downs in the winter to be eaten. 

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