A booklet of amusing stories told by fictitious past residents. Gort and Tig Stone, siblings who hunt with their family during the Stone Age; Sparkatus, a fifteen year old who works a the Roman's Beauport Park bloomery near Hastings; and Martin Parker, a WW2 evacuee based near Ashdown Forest; are just some of the characters who bring the history of the High Weald's landscape to life.
This report provides general background information on the nature of the river catchments in the High Weald AONB, followed by advice on how these rivers might be best managed in the future to sustain and enhance their natural physical characteristics. The relationship between management to control flooding – and management to enhance natural riverine ecology and provide opportunity for sustainable catchment land management – is considered.
This report challenges the treatment of woodland and heathland as separate habitats in the High Weald, exploring their intertwined history and the cultural importance of wooded heaths. It proposes a protocol for their survey and assessment, and considers the utilisation of historical maps of the area to inform understanding.
A report on a project investigating interdisciplinary approaches to assessing and providing guidance on sandrock management. Includes a summary of the geological evolution of the High Weald, its sandstone outcrops and their associated features. The report also outlines a methodology for surveying sandrock and discusses survey results, as well as identifying opportunities for further research.
Author: Pond Conservation TrustThis report reviews the national and regional scientific and policy contexts for ponds in the High Weald AONB, and puts forward recommendations for practical action to achieve biodiversity gains. This document supports the development of pond conservation projects in the Brede River catchment with an emphasis on community involvement.
Summarises research on environmental impacts associated with camping and recreational activity, draws out the information and ecological principles particularly relevant to eco-camping in the High Weald AONB, and puts forward recommendations regarding future eco-camping development.