The High Weald is home to 30 small manor houses, castles and beautiful parks and gardens; nine managed by the National Trust.
Other highlights include Bewl Water – the largest area of inland water in the South East of England, Harrison’s Rocks – a 1.5km sandstone climbing crag, and Bedgebury Forest which has 22km of cycle tracks.
Open farms and woodlands provide a tranquil countryside experience; and a car-free view of the landscape can be enjoyed from one of the area’s three steam railways.
And of course, there is the iconic Ashdown Forest; the jewel in the crown of the High Weald. Home of Winnie-the-Pooh, playground of Henry VIII and the largest area of open access land in the South East, the Ashdown Forest is a patchwork of heather, gorse, bracken, trees and open ground which changes colour with the seasons. Enjoy spectacular views of the High Weald and the North and South Downs with your locally-sourced picnic, then step back in time as you wander down a sunken routeway…