High Weald

AONB legislation and planning advice note publishe…

AONB legislation and planning advice note published

An advice note explaining the legislation and planning policies relevant to development proposals in the... Read more

West Hoathly C of E Primary launches Welly Walk

West Hoathly C of E  Primary launches Welly Walk

A school ‘Welly Walk’ has been launched by West Hoathly C of E Primary School... Read more

Beauty Boost at Sheffield Park

Beauty Boost at Sheffield Park

A project to bury intrusive, low voltage, power lines which cross the parkland at the... Read more

Helping hand for landowners and graziers

Helping hand for landowners and graziers

Lucy Carnaghan has been recruited as a Restocking Coordinator to take forward some of the... Read more

Whopper Welly Walk 2016

Whopper Welly Walk 2016

Calling all schools located in the High Weald...... Be part of the Whopper Welly Walk 2016... Read more

National Meadows Day - 2 July 2016

National Meadows Day - 2 July 2016

Now is the best time of year to explore the area’s wildflower grasslands; a special... Read more

Wild play in the High Weald

Wild play in the High Weald

Looking for fun summer activities to keep your child busy? We have pulled together a... Read more

Prehistoric handling boxes

Prehistoric handling boxes

Bone combs, antlers, pottery, flint axes, arrowheads and iron slag are just some of the... Read more

New grants scheme to improve High Weald landscape

New grants scheme to improve High Weald landscape

A new grants programme, Sussex Lund, has been launched by Peter Baldwin and Lisbet Rausing... Read more

Punnetts Town primary school launches Welly Walk

Punnetts Town primary school launches Welly Walk

A school ‘Welly Walk’ has been launched by Punnetts Town Primary School. The new walk... Read more

AONB safeguarding concerns

AONB safeguarding concerns

New research by the National Trust on how the reformed planning system is working in... Read more

New Chairman for the High Weald AONB Partnership

New Chairman for the High Weald AONB Partnership

The former Chairman of Sevenoaks District Council has been elected to chair the High Weald... Read more

Kent Countryside Award 2016

Kent Countryside Award 2016

The search is on to find Kent's farmers, growers, food producers and rural businesses contributing... Read more

700 children - a Whopper Welly Walk!

700 children - a Whopper Welly Walk!

Over 700 primary school children joined the ‘Whopper Welly Walk’  organised by the High Weald... Read more

Celebrating outstanding landscapes

Celebrating outstanding landscapes

September has always been a celebratory month in the countryside and this year it will be... Read more

Annual Review 2014/2015

Annual Review 2014/2015

The High Weald AONB Partnership's Annual Review 2014/15 has been published. The report highlights the work that... Read more

So much more than the view.....

So much more than the view.....

Far from being sleepy backwaters, England's finest landscapes contribute more than £20bn each year to... Read more

Broad Oak Primary School launches Welly Walk

Broad Oak Primary School launches Welly Walk

A school 'Welly Walk' was launched by Broad Oak Community Primary School on Friday 5... Read more

Whopper Welly Walk

Whopper Welly Walk

Come and join the Whopper School Welly Walk......wellies, waterproofs and willing volunteers required! Read more

School builds solar kiln for drying local timber

School builds solar kiln for drying local timber

The Skinners' School in Tunbridge Wells has become the first secondary school to work with... Read more

Our question to prospective candidates

Our question to prospective candidates

We are asking all of the 44 prospective candidates for the parliamentary constituencies that include... Read more

Taking Root: Talks to challenge your perception of…

Taking Root: Talks to challenge your perception of woodland

With increasing pressure on space and resources 'Taking Root' is a thought-provoking event that will... Read more

Transmission line drop-in session

Transmission line drop-in session

In November 2014, a section of existing electricity transmission line near Battle Abbey, the site... Read more

New guidance for Kent and Sussex woods

New guidance for Kent and Sussex woods

A report that will interest anyone curious about the history, ecology and management of the... Read more

Free land survey initiative in final months

Free land survey initiative in final months

After three successful years an initiative providing free heritage visits and land management advice for... Read more

Staying safe with deer on the roads

Staying safe with deer on the roads

The South East's roads see the highest numbers of Deer Vehicle Collisions (DVCs) in the... Read more

Climate change and food security

Climate change and food security

The current UN Climate Conference, which is being held in Lima, Peru, highlights the enormous... Read more

Battle power line shortlisted

Battle power line shortlisted

The National Grid has shortlisted a section of transmission line in the High Weald Area... Read more

Walk through the ages

Walk through the ages

One of the first inland 'Discovering Britain' walks in the South East has been produced... Read more

New High Weald Education Officer

New High Weald Education Officer

Rachel Bennington has joined us as our Education Officer - helping High Weald Heroes schools... Read more

Richard Woodman - Sussex ironmaster and martyr

Richard Woodman - Sussex ironmaster and martyr

Did you know that ten of the seventeen Sussex residents burnt at the stake in Lewes... Read more

Remembering the Great War in the High Weald

Remembering the Great War in the High Weald

There are many reminders of the Great War to be found in the High Weald. There... Read more

Unconventional hydrocarbon resources of the Weald

Unconventional hydrocarbon resources of the Weald

We have produced a  summary of  the British Geological Survey (BGS) report on the unconventional... Read more

Land-based businesses benefit from new security pr…

Land-based businesses benefit from new security product

A unique 'fingerprint', which is impossible for thieves to remove, has been freely applied to... Read more

High Weald Biodiversity Statement

High Weald Biodiversity Statement

A newly published report, the High Weald Biodiversity Statement, provides a synthesis of the information and... Read more

Bookings now live for 'Coast and country' walking …

Bookings now live for 'Coast and country' walking festival

Bookings can now be taken for the first 'Coast to Country' walking festival via the... Read more

Mayfield Primary School launches Welly Walk

Mayfield Primary School launches Welly Walk

A school 'Welly Walk' has been  launched by Mayfield CE Primary School. Following a themed... Read more

Weald housing development map

Weald housing development map

Government policy is stimulating building development as an aid to economic growth. To help decision... Read more

Meadow welcomes ponies

Meadow welcomes ponies

Exmoor Ponies have arrived at Palesgate Lane, Crowborough where they will help with the traditional  management of... Read more

Sussex cattle colonise the world

Sussex cattle colonise the world

See Sussex Cattle at the Heathfield Show on Saturday 24 May Read more

Knepp Wildlife Safaris open for business

Knepp Wildlife Safaris open for business

Wildlife enthusiasts can now experience the excitement of a safari without leaving Britain  Read more

Rare bees found in Kent & Sussex Ancient Woodl…

Rare bees found in Kent & Sussex Ancient Woodland

As one of the most wooded areas in the country, the High Weald is home... Read more

An interview with Cllr Kitchen

An interview with Cllr Kitchen

Cllr Liz Kitchen looks back at 25 years as a High Weald JAC member as... Read more

Cornford Lane closure consultation

Cornford Lane closure consultation

There is growing local concern over the damaging volume of traffic using Cornford Lane Read more

Have a say in the future of your river

Have a say in the future of your river

The Joint Advisory Committee is working with other local agencies to draw up catchment plans... Read more

Dark Skies: Get Involved with Star Count 2014

Dark Skies: Get Involved with Star Count 2014

 Why we need your help Every year the British Astronomical Association and the Campaign to Protect... Read more

A taste of Ashdown Forest

A taste of Ashdown Forest

Boxes of Hebridean Mutton can now be ordered from the Ashdown Forest Conservators: a great... Read more

Help us count the stars!

Help us count the stars!

A new KS2 Education Resource that helps explore: Light; Environmental Iimpact and Adaptation; and Earth... Read more

Point to Point racing

Point to Point racing

The first of December saw the opening of the Point-to-point season, which runs until mid... Read more

Win a prize a day with our advent competition!

Win a prize a day with our advent competition!

Christmas might just have come early! Our Land, which offers experiences to treasure in protected... Read more

Brede High Woods - a wild story

Brede High Woods - a wild story

A new book celebrating Brede High Woods has been written by professional ecologist Patrick Roper... Read more

New carbon storage advice for farmers

New carbon storage advice for farmers

Believe it or not, but there is more than double the amount of carbon stored... Read more

Airspace consultation open

Airspace consultation open

A consultation on proposed airspace changes over southern England is now open. The consultation is being... Read more

East Kent Goldings gain protected status

East Kent Goldings gain protected status

Hop to it! Kent says cheers to Britain's first protected hops as East Kent Goldings become... Read more

Discovery of Natural Gas at Heathfield

Discovery of Natural Gas at Heathfield

Debate about the impact of future 'fracking' operations at Balcombe reminds us of the need... Read more

Kent Food Awards 2014

Kent Food Awards 2014

The search is on to find Kent's farmers and producers who make a real contribution... Read more

Annual Review 2012/2013

Annual Review 2012/2013

View this report to find out more about the achievements of the High Weald Joint Advisory... Read more

'Enjoy and Explore' booklet available

'Enjoy and Explore' booklet available

"Enjoy and Explore" is a booklet packed full of information and inspiration: with places to... Read more

Ash Tree Dieback Updates

Ash Tree Dieback Updates

For up to date advice on Ash Dieback (Chalara fraxinea) the Forestry Commission will keep... Read more

Discovering Sandstone

Discovering Sandstone

The secrets of the High Weald's unique sandstone outcrops have been discovered! Read more

Meet Dora, WW2 evacuee

Meet Dora, WW2 evacuee

Dora a WW2 evacuee, is the subject of a new High Weald historical character video... Read more

Artists of the High Weald

Artists of the High Weald

A new exhibition 'Artists of the High Weald' willbe launched at the Crowborough Centre on... Read more

Tracing the Pale of the Ashdown Forest

Tracing the Pale of the Ashdown Forest

A research report on the Ashdown Forest Pale, a 23-mile long, bank and ditch which... Read more

Eco-camping report

Eco-camping report

A report commissioned by the High Weald AONB Unit which explores the likely environmental impact... Read more

Ashdown Forest on television

Ashdown Forest on television

Ashdown Forest had a starring role on TV in a new series on Channel 4... Read more

Win a family break

Win a family break

Our Land has teamed up with Visit Kent to offer Facebook users the chance to... Read more

Win a family break in the Cotswolds

Win a family break in the Cotswolds

Our Land has teamed up with Ordnance Survey to offer Facebook users the chance to... Read more

Win a family break in the High Weald

Win a family break in the High Weald

Our Land has launched a competition to offer Facebook users the chance to win a... Read more

Wild Boar celebrations, Rye

Wild Boar celebrations, Rye

Rye's Wild Boar week 27 Oct - 4 Nov is an opportunity to celebrate all... Read more

Hargate Forest's Story

Hargate Forest's Story

Visitors to the Woodland Trust's Hargate Forest can now find out more about the site... Read more

Bodiam Castle by boat

Bodiam Castle by boat

The next time you plan a visit to Bodiam Castle, one of the High Weald's... Read more

Wildflower sculptures at Wakehurst

Wildflower sculptures at Wakehurst

A new attraction, designed to celebrate our native wildflowers and champion efforts to care for... Read more

Tindalls Cottage re-erected at the Weald and Downl…

Tindalls Cottage re-erected at the Weald and Downland

A cottage from Ticehurst in the High Weald will be the focus of a unique... Read more

Award sows seed of opportunity for Kent farmers

Award sows seed of opportunity for Kent farmers

The search to find the 2013 winners of the Kent Food, Farming & Landscape Awards... Read more

Beautiful local camping sites

Beautiful local camping sites

If you are looking for a beautiful location for a summer camping trip and don't... Read more

France Meets The High Weald

France Meets The High Weald

On Monday 18 June, 24 French children, with their teachers, joined Lamberhurst Primary School on... Read more

School Competition Winners 2012

School Competition Winners 2012

A Year 9 team from The Skinners' School, Tunbridge Wells, were worthy winners of a... Read more

Bumblebee Conservation Trust online

Bumblebee Conservation Trust online

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust has launched their new website with exciting activities for children and... Read more

After School Club

After School Club

A High Weald Hero After School Club plan is now available for primary schools Read more

From Stone Age to Space Age

From Stone Age to Space Age

Amusing stories told by fictitious past residents feature in a new, free, booklet for children... Read more