High Weald

Introduction: A long, narrow, ancient and secondary, semi-natural woodland - with associated grassland and gill-type habitats - owned and managed by the Woodland Trust. There are interesting 20th century industrial and war-related archaeological features.

Location: Between Crowborough and Rotherfield, East Sussex, with pedestrian access along public or permissive paths from the north and south.

What can I do? Walk through this interesting woodland and explore its wide range of habitats. In particular, the stream that flows through the site creates a damp micro-climate and has high biodiversity value, typical of a Wealden gill.

What can I see? Look out for the 10 abandoned pill boxes, built in the woodland during the Second World War, as well as a linear tank trap. There are also the remains of an old sewage pumping station!

What can I hear? Listen out for the babbling stream on its stony bed and the occasional trains passing on the nearby London to Uckfield train line.

Grid Reference: TQ 545310(OS Map)
OS Map: 188 (Landranger, 1:50,000)
Opening Times: All year
Prices: Free

Nearest train station: Crowborough 1.9 miles
Nearest NCN route: Route 21 runs 1.0 miles to the north of Old Lodge Warren.

Where can I park? Local parking is difficult

Where can I get further information? Please see the Woodland Trust's website.