High Weald

We welcomed hundreds of walkers on 50 guided walks during last week's High Weald Walking Festival.

Walkers particularly appreciated exploring the historic Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, its stunning scenery, the informative leaders, discovering new places to walk and being in the company of others. For updates on the Walking Festival in future, you can sign up to the mailing list. 

As you can see, we enjoyed fabulous weather for most of the week!

Walking Festival 2019 in pictures collage

The Festival was organised in collaboration with local Ramblers groups. Many thanks to the volunteer walk leaders from Battle Ramblers, Rother Ramblers, High Weald Walkers and Mid-Sussex Ramblers.

A big thank you also to our walk leaders this year from Ashdown Forest Centre, Bedgebury Pinetum, Buchan Country Park, Crowborough Country Park, the High Weald AONB team, the Hop Pickers Line Heritage Group, Kent High Weald Partnership, RSPB, Sussex Wildlife Trust (Rye Harbour), Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, and the Woodland Trust, as well as local author, Deirdre Huston and Graham Kean of Wealden District Council.

More information:

  • For those that couldn't make the Festival walks, or who are inspired to explore more of the High Weald on a self-guided walk, see walking in the High Weald.
  • High Weald Walking Festival website: www.highwealdwalks.org
  • If you'd like to offer a walk for the 2020 Festival, would like to donate towards Festival running costs, or can help with sponsorship, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..