High Weald
  • aerial shot of High Weald landscape
  • An Outstanding

    cultural landscape

    "Unless a man understands the Weald, he cannot write about the beginnings of England." Hilaire Belloc

    "A landscape chock-a-block with heritage" Historic England

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    the beauty of your property’s surrounding area

    We give planning advice and support, with objectives set out in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Management Plan.

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    We aim to maintain and enhance the area's ancient landscape and enjoyment of it by current and future generations.


wfr_lidar_imageThe LiDAR images of the Weald Forest Ridge area (all 328 of them!) can now easily be downloaded by members of the public keen to use them for finding out more about the archaeology of their local area.

The images were generated by a LiDAR survey undertaken in 2009/10 as part of the Weald Forest Ridge Landscape Partnership Scheme. The images are a useful tool for community archaeology projects and East Sussex County Council's Historic Environment Project, which commissioned the LiDAR survey, has been keen to make the maps accessible to the public.

On the Project's behalf the Unit has developed and published an interactive map of the Weald Forest Ridge which allows the public to quickly identify and download the LiDAR maps of interest. The success of the project has resulted in its national promotion as good practise by the Forestry Commission.