High Weald
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  • 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

  • Keep up-to-date

    on news at the heart of the High Weald AONB

    Regular updates on our wide-range of activities, funding opportunities and issues affecting the AONB and those who live here

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  • Preserve

    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.

  • Learn more

    about us

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


Welcome to the High Weald

HW location mapA 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. View a more detailed map

All aboard! Schoolchildren learn about High Weald …

All aboard! Schoolchildren learn about High Weald Hop-picking Heritage

Schoolchildren from Northiam enjoyed a trip on the Kent & East Sussex Railway last week, as part of a special project to learn about the fascinating heritage of their local... Read more

Fun for all at the High Weald Walking Festival

Fun for all at the High Weald Walking Festival

Thanks to all who took part in the High Weald Walking Festival 2021 What a pleasure to be out walking in groups again! It's been a privilege to show off this... Read more

Farming in Protected Landscapes

Farming in Protected Landscapes

The new Farming in Protected Landscapes programme gives grants for projects in England’s special and unique Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) and National Parks. Read more

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