High Weald

Introduction: A privately-owned wood with public access, adjacent to the south-west corner of Darwell Reservoir.

Location: 1 mile north of Netherfield, East Sussex.

What can I do? Walk the many tracks throughout the Wood, crossing the streams that lead to the nearby Darwell Reservoir, which can be seen from the woods.

What can I see? Spectacular displays of wild garlic and bluebells carpet the broadleaf woodland in the spring. Different species of dragonflies and damselflies can be seen around the streams and reservoir. See the conveyor belt that still carries gypsum from the mines, snaking through the woods.

What can I hear? Hear the varied calls and songs of siskin, crossbill, buzzard, nightjar and sparrowhawk, plus the knocking of green woodpeckers.


Grid Reference: TQ695195(OS Map)
OS Map: 124 (Landranger 1:50,000)
Opening Times: All year
Prices: Free

Nearest train station: Battle 5.1 miles
Nearest NCN route: Route 21, 8.1 miles

Where can I park? One car park to the south of the site

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