An outstanding cultural landscape

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Welcome to the High Weald

What is the High Weald?

A medieval landscape of wooded, rolling hills studded with sandstone outcrops; small, irregular-shaped fields; scattered farmsteads; and ancient routeways. The 1461km2 area covers parts of Kent, Sussex and Surrey at the heart of South East England.

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Explore the High Weald

This historic landscape is packed with things to see and do! Use our interactive map to discover walks, nature reserves, attractions and local producers; whether you’re a thrill-seeker or searching for peace and quiet, you’ll find it here…

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Latest News & Updates

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BLOG: All about deer in the High Weald

High Weald Deer Management Coordinator Sandy Williamson explains the impact of deer on the landscape, and why managing deer numbers is so important…

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High Weald Walking Festival returns for 2024

Get the date in your diaries – the next High Weald Walking Festival will take place from Saturday 7th to Sunday 15th September 2024. Once again, walkers of all ages and abilities will come together to explore and enjoy the spectacular beauty of the High Weald National Landscape.

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High Weald gift guide: shop local this Christmas!

Check out our ideas for locally-sourced Christmas presents from High Weald producers - from books, candles, cheeses and wines to the sustainable Sussex trug, the product of a traditional woodland craft...

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