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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Introducing the High Weald National Landscape

All Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) are being 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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Free training to help High Weald farmers host school visits

Farmers in the High Weald AONB can now access free training and support to host educational visits, thanks to funding from the Farming in Protected Landscapes Programme...

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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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