High Weald

Introduction: This peaceful, mixed, ancient semi-natural woodland is managed by the Sussex Wildlife Trust and has a wide variety of habitats to explore, including streams and an area of open heath.

Location: One mile west of Peasmarsh, East Sussex. The Wood can be accessed from Bixley Lane, a minor road off the A268.

What can I do? Explore the delightful woodland on the many un-surfaced paths that criss-cross the site.

What can I see? Tiger beetle, palmate newt and wood-club rush are just some of the many rare animals and plants that can found at Flatropers Wood. Look out also for butterflies, such as brimstone and silver-washed fritillary.

What can I hear? In winter, mixed flocks of siskin, long-tailed tit and goldcrest can be heard calling and trilling to each other as they search for seeds and hibernating insects.

Information available: There is a site leaflet to help you find your way around.

Grid Reference: TQ860231(OS Map)
OS Map: 199 (Landranger 1:50,000)
Opening times: Open all hours
Prices: Free

Terrain: Mainly flat and dry with gates at entrance

Nearest train station: Rye, 5.1 miles
Nearest NCN route: NCN 2 is approx. 5.1 miles away in Rye

Where can I park? One or two lay-bys in lane

Where can I get further information? Visit the Sussex Wildlife Trust website to find out more.