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

BLOG: Turn a High Weald Walk into an adventure this Spring!

Spring is the perfect time to explore the High Weald, as woodlands and hedgerows burst into bloom. Here are five of our favourite ways to keep kids (and adults!) entertained outdoors...

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Introducing the High Weald National Landscape

All Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) have been renamed as National Landscapes. This change is an exciting new chapter in the story of designated AONB in England and Wales, and reflects the importance of these protected landscapes alongside the UK’s National Parks...

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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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