High Weald

Introduction: Situated in a unique position between the ancient Parish Church of St Mary's and the picturesque ruins of Slaugham Place, this woodland site was planted, with community involvement, by the Woodland Trust in 1997/8. Slaugham Place was owned by the Covert family for 240 years – allowing the local community to choose a particularly apt name for the site!

Location: Immediately south of Slaugham village, 1 mile south of Handcross, West Sussex.

What can I do? Explore the mixed grassland and woodland site, enjoying the views and the remains of 400 year old Slaugham Place in the site's south-east corner.

What can I see? Look out for the 1,000 year old yew tree growing in St. Mary's Church graveyard, in the site's north-west corner.

What can I hear? Listen out for the waterfall and the birds connected with the nearby Mill Pond, close to Slaugham Place.

Grid Reference: TQ258279(OS Map)
OS Map: 187 (Explorer, 1:50,000)
Opening Times: All year
Prices: Free

Nearest train station: Balcombe 5.2 miles
Nearest NCN route: Route 20 runs 1 mile to the east at Staplefield.

Where can I park? Free car parking nearby

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