High Weald

Exploring the High Weald

  • view landscape aerial mist
  • celebrating weald forest ridge bluebells
  • droving routeway pigs
  • farmstead oasts weatherboard
  • Watch the High Weald Story

    to find out why the area's landscape is so special ...

  • Browse our Events Calendar

    to find walks, arts and craft activities and living history events...

  • Step along a sunken lane

    and follow in the footsteps of Saxon drovers

    Find a walk...
  • Intriging places to stay

    Oast houses, shepherd's huts and tree houses


Thirty miles south of London you can explore the High Weald - one of the best surviving medieval landscapes in Northern Europe. Whenever you come, and whatever you do, you will encounter:

  • mysterious ancient woodlands and fern-clad streams
  • sunken lanes created by Saxon drovers and Tudor ironmasters
  • cottages, farms and manor houses built from timber and sandstone and
  • wildlife-rich fields and heaths.

There are lots of ways to explore the area. For a free day out consider a walk or cycle ride or visiting one of our many nature reserves. Other attractions include medieval castles, beautiful historic houses and gardens, well-preserved steam railways and scenic reservoirs. If you can stay a while you will find intriguing places to stay and we recommend seeking out local products for a memento of your visit ...