High Weald

weblandscape_woodland_dudwellvalleyjh1075-1A new survey revealing where ancient woodland in Rother is located has been launched.

The Ancient Woodland Inventory gives a more accurate picture of the extent and distribution of this important habitat which will allow the woodland to be more effectively managed and protected. For the first time the survey includes woodlands that are less than two hectares in size.

Almost all of Rother is located within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Small ancient woodlands are one of the landscape features that makes the High Weald unique and they cover approximately 15% of Rother. They also have significant nature conservation interest, providing a home for a number of rare species.

Cllr Tony Ganly Rother District Council's portfolio holder for the environment said: "The production of the Ancient Woodland Inventory is important in helping to protect this valuable resource and to increase the understanding of ancient woodland in Rother."

The survey has been carried out by the High Weald Joint Advisory Committee's Weald and Downs Ancient Woodland Project.

icon Rother Ancient Woodland Inventory low resolution version (5.02 MB)