High Weald

Introduction: This 2.8ha (7 acre) secondary woodland was given to the National Trust in 1912 by local resident, Lord Arthur Hill. There are some heathland plants still present from its former days as a more open Common.

Location: 1 mile south of Turners Hill, West Sussex, accessed off the east side of the B2028.

What can I do? Explore the woodland, admire the historic buildings adjacent to the Common, and imagine being a Roman Legionnaire marching along the Roman Road that crosses the site!

What can I see? Admire the great views from the site across the High Weald and as far as Cissbury on the South Downs and Leith Hill to the north in Surrey.

What can I hear? Woodland birds singing from the trees.

Information available: A pdf walk from Standen over Selsfield Common (1.33 MB)  is available

Grid Reference: TQ348345(OS Map)
OS Map: 135 (Explorer 1:25,000)
Opening Times: Open access
Prices: Free

Nearest train station: Crawley Three Bridges 4.5 miles
Nearest NCN route: Route 21, 1.5 miles to north on the Worth Way Country Park

Where can I get further information? Selsfield Common has its own community website. It also features in a circular walk promoted from Standen by the National Trust.