High Weald

Prize to Transform the Future - Enter Now

Prize to Transform the Future - Enter Now

What should the London City Region look like in 20 years? Covid-19 is changing the way... Read more

High Weald at Home: writing a nature journal

High Weald at Home: writing a nature journal

Nature is bursting into life with signs of Spring everywhere - if you stop and... Read more

High Weald at Home: put the wild in your garden

High Weald at Home: put the wild in your garden

Gardens are more important than ever as a home and feeding ground for birds and... Read more

Coronavirus / COVID-19 Update

Coronavirus / COVID-19 Update

The new government guidelines allow us to travel further from home to enjoy the great... Read more

Landscape Institute Fellowship for High Weald team…

Landscape Institute Fellowship for High Weald team members

Congratulations to our Business Manager Gerry Sherwin, who has been made a Fellow of the... Read more

Dates confirmed for High Weald Walking Festival 20…

Dates confirmed for High Weald Walking Festival 2020

The High Weald Walking Festival will return from 12 to 20 September 2020... Read more

Taste of Kent award nominations for High Weald foo…

Taste of Kent award nominations for High Weald food and farming businesses

Eight High Weald businesses have made it through to the finals of the Taste of... Read more

New High Weald Housing Design Guide

New High Weald Housing Design Guide

The High Weald AONB Partnership, including 15 local planning authorities, has launched a Design Guide... Read more

Job Vacancy: Landscape Officer (research, evidence…

Job Vacancy: Landscape Officer (research, evidence and guidance)

We have an exciting and rare opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our small... Read more

School art competition celebrates 70th Anniversary…

School art competition celebrates 70th Anniversary of AONBs

Schoolchildren have designed special artwork to celebrate the 70th anniversary of AONBs... Read more

Sell-out success for High Weald ‘Farming Futures’ …

Sell-out success for High Weald ‘Farming Futures’ event

Our 'Farming Futures’ conference for farmers and landowners located in the Area of Outstanding Natural... Read more

Grants of up to £10,000 available to conserve and …

Grants of up to £10,000 available to conserve and improve High Weald landscape

We're inviting local organisations and individuals to apply for funding for small-scale, practical projects that... Read more

High Weald Walking Festival in pictures

High Weald Walking Festival in pictures

We welcomed hundreds of walkers on 50 guided walks during September's High Weald Walking Festival. The... Read more

National Landscape Review findings welcomed

National Landscape Review findings welcomed

"AONBs should be strengthened with new purposes, powers and resources, and renamed as National Landscapes... Read more

Poet Laureate pens special poem for protected area…

Poet Laureate pens special poem for protected areas

A brand new poem by the Poet Laureate Simon Armitage has been commissioned to commemorate the... Read more

Take part in celebration of beloved landscape

Take part in celebration of beloved landscape

Hearts will be formed across the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on Saturday... Read more

High Weald Walking Festival approaches!

High Weald Walking Festival approaches!

The second High Weald Walking Festival runs from 14 to 22 September 2019 across Sussex... Read more

Sussex Bonfire Celebrations Autumn 2019

Sussex Bonfire Celebrations Autumn 2019

Autumn bonfire celebrations are set to begin in Sussex. From early September until the end... Read more

Going Out Out - campaign inspiring young people to…

Going Out Out - campaign inspiring young people to explore

A major new campaign has launched to encourage young people to 'go out out' and... Read more

Local landowners give support for precious High We…

Local landowners give support for precious High Weald meadows

With current concerns about loss of wildlife populations, High Weald meadow owners and managers in... Read more

High Weald Management Plan launched to safeguard c…

High Weald Management Plan launched to safeguard cherished landscape

On the 30th anniversary of its creation, the High Weald AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural... Read more

Return of the barn owl

Return of the barn owl

Have you been lucky enough to see a ghostly barn owl silently floating along a... Read more

Handling boxes bring the High Weald's past to life

Handling boxes bring the High Weald's past to life

From the Stone Age to the modern day, we now have nine handling boxes to... Read more

Annual Review 2018/19

 Annual Review 2018/19

Our 2018/2019 Annual Review is now available, it sets out the High Weald AONB Partnership’s... Read more

Wild flowers on High Weald road verges

Wild flowers on High Weald road verges

Many of our roadside verges are home to a rich variety of flowering plants which... Read more

Prince's Farm Resilience Programme comes to the Hi…

Prince's Farm Resilience Programme comes to the High Weald

The High Weald AONB team is delighted to have secured free business skills training for... Read more

Help with Sussex Lund grant applications

Help with Sussex Lund grant applications

The Sussex Lund 2019 grants scheme is now open for applications for environmental projects from... Read more

Dark skies and starry nights in the High Weald

Dark skies and starry nights in the High Weald

Have you ever marvelled at the twinkling stars? The High Weald is superb for magical... Read more

Explore the High Weald this winter

Explore the High Weald this winter

The High Weald scenery is especially dramatic at this time of year. Frosty mornings and... Read more

Grants of up to £10,000 available to conserve and …

Grants of up to £10,000 available to conserve and improve High Weald landscape

Sussex Lund, the grant programme of High Weald residents Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, has... Read more

70th Anniversary celebrations for High Weald AONB

70th Anniversary celebrations for High Weald AONB

In 2019 we’re excited to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the legislation that led to... Read more

Sign up for High Weald Walking Festival 2019

Sign up for High Weald Walking Festival 2019

The second High Weald Walking Festival will run from 14 to 22 September 2019. Visit www.highwealdwalks.org... Read more

Christmas shopping – keeping it local!

Christmas shopping – keeping it local!

Shopping at farm shops, village stores and local markets for your festive food and gifts... Read more

Winter wild play

Winter wild play

Let children explore their wilder sides in the High Weald with seasonal forest school sessions... Read more

Five ways to turn a family walk into an adventure

Five ways to turn a family walk into an adventure

Walking is a wonderful way to get your family outside and spend some quality time... Read more

High Weald gift ideas

High Weald gift ideas

Our ideas for locally-themed Christmas presents - fascinating books that have caught our attention in... Read more

Broadwater Down schoolchildren launch High Weald W…

Broadwater Down schoolchildren launch High Weald Welly Walk

Children at Broadwater Down Primary School in Tunbridge Wells can now get outside and learn... Read more

Call for Evidence: Have your say on the future of …

Call for Evidence: Have your say on the future of AONBs

The deadline for submitting your views to Government on the future of AONBs and National... Read more

Sussex Lund awards more than £150,000 to High Weal…

Sussex Lund awards more than £150,000 to High Weald projects

Groups and individuals from across the High Weald have come together at Wadhurst Park to celebrate... Read more

Ticehurst village celebrates Sussex Lund-funded re…

Ticehurst village celebrates Sussex Lund-funded restoration project

The High Weald village of Ticehurst enjoyed a special celebration last week, as local residents... Read more

Great turn out for High Weald Walking Festival

Great turn out for High Weald Walking Festival

We had a brilliant time at the first ever High Weald Walking Festival, with hundreds... Read more

Walking Festival to showcase High Weald landscape

Walking Festival to showcase High Weald landscape

Explore our outstanding landscape at the first ever High Weald Walking Festival, which starts this... Read more

Wealden MP learns about issues facing High Weald

Wealden MP learns about issues facing High Weald

AONB Director Jason Lavender met with Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, to discuss important issues... Read more

Job Vacancy: Comms Officer (Maternity Cover)

Job Vacancy: Comms Officer (Maternity Cover)

We are currently seeking a dynamic Communications Officer (Maternity Cover) to join our small team... Read more

Meadows Surveys search for precious new habitats

Meadows Surveys search for precious new habitats

The High Weald AONB Partnership has partnered with Natural England to carry out a summer... Read more

Have your say on the High Weald AONB Management Pl…

Have your say on the High Weald AONB Management Plan

PLEASE NOTE THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED The public have until 25 July to express their... Read more

Head of CPRE visits High Weald farms

Head of CPRE visits High Weald farms

The High Weald AONB Partnership hosted visitors from London for a tour of some of... Read more

Public survey reveals high value placed on beauty …

Public survey reveals high value placed on beauty of High Weald landscape

A survey of the public’s experiences and perceptions of the High Weald Area of Outstanding... Read more

Sign up for new High Weald Walking Festival

Sign up for new High Weald Walking Festival

Explore one of the UK’s most beautiful medieval landscapes at the first ever High Weald... Read more

New award inspires children to care for High Weald

New award inspires children to care for High Weald

Children at Punnetts Town Community Primary School have become some of the first in the... Read more

High Weald faces highest development pressure of a…

High Weald faces highest development pressure of all England’s AONBs

A recent report has highlighted the significant increase in major housing developments in Areas of... Read more

New 'Colour Study' to aid sympathetic development …

New 'Colour Study' to aid sympathetic development in the High Weald

New guidance has been launched to help integrate property development into the landscape of the... Read more

Sussex Lund awards £165,000 to High Weald projects

Sussex Lund awards £165,000 to High Weald projects

Sussex Lund, the grants programme created by Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, has allocated £165,000... Read more

Book your free land management visit

Book your free land management visit

Landowners in the High Weald are invited to book a free land management visit with... Read more

Annual Review 2016/2017

Annual Review 2016/2017

We have now published our 2016/2017 Annual Review, which sets out the High Weald AONB... Read more

Tell us how you feel about the High Weald

Tell us how you feel about the High Weald

Please help us by filling in our Public Understanding and Engagement Survey. This will enable... Read more

Explore the High Weald during Outstanding Week

Explore the High Weald during Outstanding Week

Outstanding Week is the AONB Family’s week-long programme of events to help people be inspired... Read more

High Weald in the spotlight at national conference

High Weald in the spotlight at national conference

The High Weald was firmly in the spotlight at the annual conference of the National... Read more

High Weald Partnership secures £200,000 to restore…

High Weald Partnership secures £200,000 to restore historic boundaries

The High Weald Partnership has secured a £200,000 grant to help reduce the visual impact... Read more

Celebrate the High Weald's Magnificent Meadows

Celebrate the High Weald's Magnificent Meadows

The High Weald Partnership is highlighting the importance of meadow habitats, as attractions and communities... Read more

Spotlight on livestock farming at Restocking event

Spotlight on livestock farming at Restocking event

Landowners from across the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty gathered to discuss the... Read more

Pupils explore Crowborough’s Lost World

Pupils explore Crowborough’s Lost World

  Dinosaur hunters were unleashed in Crowborough earlier this month, as Y6 pupils at St Mary’s... Read more

New Welly Walk for All Saints' & St Richard's …

New Welly Walk for All Saints' & St Richard's Primary School

Children, parents and teachers alike enjoyed the great outdoors in Old Heathfield last week, as... Read more

Power line burial at Bedgebury Pinetum

Power line burial at Bedgebury Pinetum

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

Discover Crowborough's Lost World

Discover Crowborough's Lost World

The first ever Crowborough Community Festival kicks off on Bank Holiday Monday (1 May) with... Read more

Grant programme to improve the landscape

Grant programme to improve the landscape

Sussex Lund, the grant programme of Peter Baldwin and Lisbet Rausing, has been launched for... Read more

AONB sign guidance

AONB sign guidance

The High Weald AONB Partnership has launched guidance for communities wishing to install AONB signs... 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

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

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

Prehistoric handling boxes

Prehistoric handling boxes

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