High Weald

bronze_age_landscapeGort and Tig Stone,a brother and sister who hunt with their family in the High Weald during the Stone Age; Sparkatus, a fifteen year old works a the Roman's Beauport Park Bloomery near Hastings; and Martin Parker, an evacuee based near the Ashdown Forest during World War 2; are just some of the residents that give a feel for how the landscape has shaped, and been shaped, by people.

In addition to the stories the booklet also features:

  • Children's activities such as creating outdoor trails; making masks; making natural dyes; and writing secret messages with dandelion juice. Places to visit such as museums and nature reserves to see the area's historic features
  • Other sources of useful information (good for homework projects)
  • Changing views (see image) of the High Weald as it may have appeared through time.

pdf High Weald Historical Happenings (4.66 MB)

historical_happeningsHard copies of the publication are automatically being distributed to schools in the area that have signed up as High Weald Heroes Schools and it will also be available at local libraries.

We can also send out a limited number on request. If you would like a copy please complete and submit the form below and we will send it to you within a couple of weeks. If you would like more than 1 copy please contact us by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01580 879500.



WFR_logo_CMYK__from_original_eps_150px_150ppiThe project was funded by the Weald Forest Ridge Landscape Partnership Scheme with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and High Weald Joint Advisory Committee.