The High Weald is a hot spot for glow-worms due to its diverse mosaic of woodland and grassland habitats. However, these iconic insects are under threat from light pollution, climate change, pesticides and habitat loss. Learn more about these iconic insects, where to see them in the High Weald AONB and what you can do to help them thrive...
This advice note aims to assist all those involved in development proposals, including developers and their agents as well as members of the public, consider the impact of the proposed changes on the AONB.
A read only version of the High Weald Farming in Protected Landscapes application form. A fillable form will be sent on request. Please submit a request via the enquiry form at Farming in Protected Landscapes Programme (highweald.org)
Download this form to complete your application to the Sussex Lund 2021 grants fund. It is a fillable pdf form so you can just type your information into the boxes. when you are finished, click 'Save as' and save your form with an appropriate file name.
A letter sent wrote to all 11 MPs with part of their constituency within the High Weald AONB, encouraging them to attend the House of Commons debate on the APPG’s plan and asking them to support policies combatting light pollution and protecting dark skies.
This document sets out the criteria you should consider when developing your Sussex Lund project and guidance on putting together a strong application.
Read about the wide range of land management and nature recovery projects funded by Sussex Lund across the High Weald AONB in 2020.
The High Weald AONB Partnership's response to the Government consultation 'Changes to the Current Planning System'.
The National Association of AONBs' (NAAONB) final response to the Government consultation 'Planning for the Future'.
The High Weald AONB Partnership's final response to the Government consultation 'Planning for the Future'.
Learn about the High Weald's heathland habitat; its history, what makes it so special and where you can go to experience it.
Our 2019/2020 Annual Review sets out the High Weald AONB Partnership’s many activities and successes over the past financial year.
Find out why this unique geological feature occurs in the High Weald and why it is so special. With information on the historical use of sandrock, the rare plants that live on them and places you can go to see the rocks.
Learn about what makes the High Weald's grasslands so special and the management that they need. WIth tips on meadow creation and the benefits of using Weald Native Origin Seed.
The latest update for our 80+ High Weald Hero schools, with details of outdoor, COVID-safe workshops and sessions offered by our Education Officer, Rachel.
A map showing the current project locations and catchment area for the Beautiful Boundaries project.
This topic diagram outlines just some of our High Weald resources with curriculum links for your lessons.
A 'generic risk assessment' example that can be used as a template by a landowner to cover the basics of risks associated with deer stalking - a fillable pdf form. Plus guidance on how to use it.
A 'site-specific risk assessment' that can be used as a template where deer stalking is taking place - a fillable pdf form.
Sample 'deer stalking licence agreement' that can be used as a template - a fillable pdf form.
A guide to considering the special character of the High Weald AONB when developing your Neighbourhood Plan.
Background on folk artist George Smart who was inspired by local characters and the landscape - can lead into a collage activity.
Outdoor art activities inspired by the landscape which can be used on their own or to lead into a collage activity.
Schools habitat activity - wildflower meadow poster with things to spot.
A short class performance about the importance of meadows and looking after them.
Shows Saxon drovers routes into the High Weald.
Palaeolithic to modern day - shows historical periods by their relative length.
The Rother and Romney Water Catchment Plan sets out a vision for the catchment and identifies and prioritises opportunities for improving its environment. The Plan lists the projects that have been undertaken by the High Weald AONB Partnership, Sussex Wildlife Trust and Kent Wildlife Trust since it's creation in 2014. The Plan is guided by a wide range of data, expert opinion, local evidence and stakeholder consultation. It is an evolving document, updated as new information becomes available. If you have any ideas or comments, or your local group, community or organisation would like to be involved then please contact the AONB Partnership.
Deer management update, upcoming events and hedging short film...
Farming Futures Conference follow up, Fungi event round-up and upcoming events...