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

Have your say on the future of the High Weald AONB

From 25 September to 5 November 2023, we are collecting comments on Draft High Weald AONB Management Plan 2024-2029. Your feedback will help us conserve and enhance this precious landscape for years to come...

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Landowner opportunity: FREE GATES to replace stiles on footpaths

Landowners in the East Sussex and Kent High Weald can now access funding and support to replace stiles on their land with gates. This is a great opportunity to make rights of way on your land more accessible for people who find stiles difficult to use...

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Sussex Lund grants programme now open for applications

Apply for grants of up to £15,000 for projects that improve the ecology and scenic beauty of the High Weald, or help people to experience the landscape and build connections to it...

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