High Weald

hever_solar_panelsResources to help teachers talk about renewable energy within the context of their local landscape area, the High Weald, are now available.

Originally produced for teachers and children involved in 'energy days' at Bedgebury Forest, the resources explore past, present and future energy sources in the area using wind, water, solar, wood and mechanical energy as themes.

The resources are downloadable and will be useful to any school planning a sustainable energy day or week.

School energy days

The High Weald Energy project has been running for two years, with Bedgebury Forest providing the perfect backdrop to getting over 400 children outside and creating energy for themselves; pedaling bikes, making water mills, watching trees being turned into woodchip and identifying 'windy' areas. A third energy day is planned for 21 October 2010 at the Ashdown Forest Centre.  All pupil places are booked but there are spaces for adults considering running similar activities in school grounds or at other sites. If you wish to attend the day please contact the High Weald's Education Officer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The High Weald Energy Project has been led by the Kent High Weald Partnership with support from the High Weald AONB Unit, the  Bedgebury Pinetum Education team and volunteers, Commonworks, The Skinners School and The Real Events Co. The first 2 energy days were funded by the High Weald Sustainable Development Fund and Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.