High Weald

The second High Weald Walking Festival runs from 14 to 22 September 2019 across Sussex and Kent. Visit www.highwealdwalks.org to see the final walks programme and download the promotional poster.

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Knowledgeable guides are leading 50 inspiring walks, with themes such as local history, creative writing, wildlife, archaeology, geology and wild food. There are free health and wellbeing walks, with a historic Battle health walk, and a chance to try the meditative practice of forest bathing in the woods.

There's something for all abilities and ages to enjoy! All-day hikes as well as gentle strolls of a mile or two are on offer, from a buggy walk to a ramble discovering the historic iron industry.

As well as local members of the Ramblers, themed walks are being offered by organisations, including the RSPB, the Woodland Trust, Sussex Wildlife Trust, Bedgebury National Pinetum, Ashdown Forest Centre, the Hop Pickers Line Heritage Trail and rangers at Buchan Country Park and Crowborough Country Park.

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Visit the High Weald Walking Festival website to start planning your walks - although you can just turn up in good time for most of the walks, note that some have limited places and you need to book in advance: highwealdwalks.org

The High Weald Walking Festival is a collaboration between several local branches of The Ramblers and the High Weald AONB Partnership.

More information:
Ramblers groups in Sussex