Land owners in the High Weald are invited to book a free land management visit with one of the High Weald AONB Partnership’s new Land Management Project Officers.
Ross Wingfield and Christine Meadows are working with landowners across the High Weald to develop and implement high quality projects that conserve and enhance the special features of the area's medieval landscape; namely its ancient woods, wildlife-rich boundaries, meadows, heaths and wetland.
Ross Wingfield has joined the High Weald AONB Partnership from the National Trust, where he spent ten years as Senior Ranger at the 780-acre Scotney Castle and various other National Trust properties. He has a passion for encouraging and developing natural diversity through careful and innovative land management, with a particular interest in hedges and woodlands.
Christine Meadows is a long term resident of the Weald and Downs landscape with experience in the management and restoration of ancient woodlands and their associated wildlife. With a business and consultancy background, she has worked with a number of landowners in creating simple, viable landscape management projects.
Ross and Christine are now available for free land management visits to all High Weald residents with land greater than 1 acre. The visit is an opportunity to:
- explore historic maps that show the development of your property;
- earn more about your property's special landscape, archaeology & wildlife features;
- understand their contribution to the beauty of the High Weald;
- and find out more about specialists that can assist you with land management: undertaking surveys, producing management plans, sourcing grants and finding contractors.
Following the visit we can offer you free digital images of the historical maps for your property and contact details of specialists who can advise you further. To book your free site visit, please contact:
Learn more about land management in the High Weald