News & Updates


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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Landowner opportunity: FREE GATES to replace stiles on footpaths

Landowners in the East Sussex and Kent High Weald can now access funding and support to replace stiles on their land with gates. This is a great opportunity to make rights of way on your land more accessible for people who find stiles difficult to use...

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Sussex Lund grants programme now open for applications

Apply for grants of up to £15,000 for projects that improve the ecology and scenic beauty of the High Weald, or help people to experience the landscape and build connections to it...

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Join the High Weald Walking Festival: 9-17 September!

The sixth annual Festival will offer free guided and self-guided walks showcasing the High Weald's breathtaking scenery, in partnership with the Ramblers...

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Wild About Dark Skies Festival celebrates wonders of the stars

A great time was had at the first ever Wild About Dark Skies Festival. Funded by the Sussex Lund grant programme, the Festival raised awareness of the negative impacts of light pollution on the High Weald's night sky.

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Results of our informal Management Plan survey

The Management Plan is the High Weald AONB’s most important document; it sets out objectives for conserving and enhancing this special place, and the local authorities’ ambitions for how the […]

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Meet the High Weald AONB Team at the Heathfield Agricultural Show!

Come and find us on stand C38 for a drink and a chat. Hear about our latest grant opportunities for farmers, land mangers and communities, and learn more about this historic and precious landscape...

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In support of our High Weald farmers…

The High Weald is a working landscape, with a rich farming history stretching back to the neolithic period. Livestock grazing over many generations has helped shape the area into the […]

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Join the first ever Wild About Dark Skies Festival in February 2023!

Did you know the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has some of the darkest skies in the South East? Communities across the AONB will celebrate their unique and […]

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