High Weald

Things to spot

  • grassland unimproved enhanced
  • What crop is in the field?

    View our guide to crops to identify a wildflower meadowRead more...

  • How did oast houses work?

    View our guide to farm buildings to find out how hops were driedRead more...

A closer look at the High Weald landscape reveals a myriad of interesting features, some of which are unique to the area. If you have ever wondered about lumps and bumps in woodlands and strange concrete blocks on roadsides then this is the section for you!

Happy landscape detecting.

Nightjar

Nightjar

Look and listen for the Nightjar, Caprimulgus europaeus at dusk on warm, still summer... Read more

Unimproved grassland

Unimproved grassland

Unimproved, or wildflower, grassland has been grazed/cut for hay for 1000 years. It has a... Read more

Common Dormouse

Common Dormouse

The Common Dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) is small, bright golden coloured with a thick furry tail... Read more