High Weald

Location of the High WealdThe map to the right indicates the area covered by the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty designation.

A more detailed, zoomable map is provided below. 

pdf High Weald AONB Boundary Map (6 MB) (5.89 MB)

Please be aware.....

The original High Weald AONB boundary was drawn in 1983, on large scale paper maps, before digital maps were available. Where it doesn't follow a boundary feature e.g. road, river, field edge, it can be hard to interpret, for example it can be hard to tell if an individual house or field is inside or outside of the boundary - especially near the edge of the AONB. The High Weald also has some spaces inside the boundary that are not in the AONB (around Crowborough and Heathfield) which need to be carefully checked.

If you have a boundary query... 

If your property is near the boundary and you need to know whether it is within the AONB please ask your local council's planning department. A second port of call is the High Weald AONB Partnership's Staff Unit. Any dispute about the boundary is ultimately decided by Natural England - the Government advisor on countryside matters.

For the experienced web user, there is a Government-run website called magic which provides authoritative geographic information about the natural environment. It provides details of many official boundaries (and lots of other data) including AONB's. It has an interactive map feature that can zoom into very close detail.  The site is quite complicated though and needs some understanding of digital maps to use successfully - start in the interactive map and search on "Rural Designations - Statutory" in the topic box, then enter a postcode. You may want to switch off many of the 'layers' that appear to see the AONB clearly. The AONB boundary will only display at scales >1:50,000 because the boundary is based on the paper Designation Order maps which are generally at a 1:50,000 scale.

Download the AONB designation history

pdf High Weald AONB designation history series and maps (58.78 MB)

See also  

Why is the High Weald Outstanding?
Planning in the High Weald AONB
High Weald AONB Management Plan