High Weald

Introduction: This small 4.8ha site was donated to the Woodland Trust in 1993 by Jane Louisa Knapman, and named after her husband, William. It is part of a larger wooded complex, which has public footpath and bridleway access.

Location: 0.5 miles west of Warninglid, West Sussex.

What can I do? Walk through the different habitats found on site, including gill woodland around 2 deeply incised streams, two species-rich meadows and some tall character trees.

What can I see? Look out for large areas of wood anemones and bluebells in spring and colonies of twayblades (orchids). There are ferns in the gill valleys and some wet flush areas - supporting soft rush, sphagnum and other mosses.

What can I hear? Listen out for the songs of woodland birds.

Grid Reference: TQ240262(OS Map)
OS Map: 198 (Landranger, 1:50,000)
Opening Times: All year
Prices: Free

Nearest train station: Haywards Heath, 6.4 miles
Nearest NCN route: Route 20, 1.4 miles

Where can I park? Local parking is difficult

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