One of the first inland 'Discovering Britain' walks in the South East has been produced by The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in partnership with the High Weald AONB Unit.
The downloadable guide, available in either written or audio format, comes as part of the prestigious Discovering Britain series that aims to bring the history of the British landscape alive. The series provides free, full length guides online for members of the public to download and use as a commentary for their walk.
Using the guide, walkers can explore landscape features characteristic to the High Weald area. This includes a geology formed at the time of the dinosaurs 130 million years ago, and a man-made environment largely unchanged since medieval times; with scattered villages surrounded by woodlands and small, irregular shaped fields bordered by hedgerows. The guide will also reveal the human stories of the High Weald. It visits the final home of nationally loved writer Rudyard Kipling, and investigates the structures built across the landscape by John "Mad Jack" Fuller in the early 19th Century.
The High Weald walk takes users along a route that is six-miles long and is suitable for families and those of varying fitness, but with gentle inclines and stiles that may be limiting for some. The route starts and ends in the old iron-making village of Burwash where there are refreshments in traditional tea rooms and pubs.