This document sets out the High Weald AONB Partnership’s many activities and achievements over the past financial year. Download here or contact us if you would like a hard copy.
The latest news from the Upper Rother & Dudwell Farm Cluster; a land managers' / farmers' group for the Upper Rother and Dudwell water catchment area. The group aims to explore how landowners can work together to improve the area's landscape.
This newsletter contains updates on a number of completed Sussex Lund projects across the High Weald AONB, plus details of upcoming land management events and other useful information.
Read about the wide range of land management projects funded by Sussex Lund across the High Weald AONB in 2017.
A report setting out the results of the 2017 Public Engagement Survey, conducted as part of the current High Weald AONB Management Plan Review. This survey sought to explore what aspects of the High Weald the public find particularly beautiful and how they most like to enjoy the area.
This report highlights the importance of ancient and veteran trees at Dallington Forest in East Sussex. The study is the result of an extensive project aiming to establish and promote the ecological value of the area and advise on best practice in managing the landscape.
High Weald AONB Partnership Annal Review - 2016/2017
High Weald AONB sign guidance for communities and parishes that wish to install AONB-related signs. The guidance provides background information on the rationale for installing AONB signage, as well as laying out the principles of appropriate design and location.
News and updates from the Upper Rother Farmers Group December 2016
Results of a survey for Himalayan balsam, Giant hogweed and Japanese knotweed along the River Rother between Mayfield and Etchingham and the River Dudwell from Willingford to Etchingham.
The High Weald - Exploring the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Published in 1994 by the Countryside Commission. The documents identifies nine areas within the AONB that have a visual cohesiveness and sense of place. The document has ben superceded by the High Weald AONB Management Plan which focused on the components of natural beauty that have made the area a distinct and homogenous area for at least the last 700 years and that will continue to define it in future.
This document begins with an account of the history of the designation of the High Weald AONB, written by Ray Woolmore. It is followed by a collection of documents, including consultation and correspondence, from the period leading up the area's designation in 1983. The end of this document contains a series of maps that accompany the designation history and illustrate various representations of the High Weald AONB boundary considered prior to designation. The maps are referenced throughout Ray Woolmore's historical account.