High Weald

Introduction: The collective name for two large blocks of Forestry Commission-owned, predominantly coniferous plantation woodland.

Location: The 2 sites are both south of Burwash, north of Dallington and west of Brightling, in East Sussex.

What can I do? Walk the wide logging paths or explore the smaller pedestrian paths through the various sub-compartments that make up the Blocks, with such intriguing names as High Wood, Coombe Wood, Park Wood, Leggett's Wood, Kiln Shaw Purchase Wood, Coblye Wood and Prinkle Wood!

What can I see? Conifer woodland blocks contrasting with the surrounding High Weald landscape of ancient, broadleaved woods and small, irregular pastoral fields.  Look to the skies for soaring buzzards and other birds of prey.

What can I hear? The loud call of pheasants, which are reared within the woods. In winter the calls of redpoll and siskin as they fly around the tops of trees.

Grid reference: TQ670224(OS Map)
OS Map: 124 (Explorer, 1:25,000)
Opening times: Open all year
Prices: Free

Nearest train station: Robertsbridge 4.5 miles
Nearest NCN route: Route 21, 6.5 miles to west at Heathfield (the start of the Cuckoo Trail)

Where can I park? There are a number of small car parks at the entrance to some of the woodlands off the Burwash to Woods Corner road.

Where can I get further information? Please go to the Visit Woods website