High Weald

Introduction: Donated to the Woodland Trust in 1983, Brock Wood is part of a much larger ancient, semi-natural woodland with steep sides down to a Wealden gill.

Location: North of Burwash Common, on the west side of the Burwash Common to Stonegate road.

What can I do? Walk the paths down the steep wooded valley from the road to the stream, a tributary of the River Rother; past large rotting trunks of trees felled by the 1987 storm. Enjoy the Wealden views from the Wood.

What can I see? There are good displays of woodland spring flowers such as bluebells and wood anemones. The lower part of the Wood particularly has many ferns, mosses and other bryophytes, typical of Wealden gill woods with a warm, moist microclimate.

What can I hear? Woodland birds singing from their perches, nests and the air.

Grid Reference: TQ642250(OS Map)
OS Map: 199 (Landranger, 1:50,000)
Opening Times: All year
Prices: Free

Nearest train station: Stonegate 1.8 miles
Nearest NCN route: Route 21, 4.6 miles

Where can I park? Parking nearby

Where can I get further information? Find out more on the Woodland Trust's website