Other activities

There are many other activities to enjoy in the High Weald beyond walking and and visiting attractions.

The area’s unique ‘mosaic’ landscape of interconnected waterways, routeways, woodlands, fields and sandstone outcrops offers fun for all ages and abilities.

You can take a boat trip from Newenden to Bodiam Castle along the River Rother; tour a vineyard; develop woodcraft and bushcraft skills; learn to bake bread; forage for mushrooms; or, for the more adventurous, climb on the area’s sandstone outcrops.

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Things to do

Yew House Bed & Breakfast

Bed and breakfast accommodation in Crowborough, East Sussex. 

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Wowo campsite

Yurt camping at Sheffield Park in mid Sussex

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White Vine House

Restaurant with bed and breakfast accommodation in Rye, East Sussex

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White Lion

Luxury Inn accommodation in Tenterden

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White Horse Inn

Bed and breakfast accommodation in Cranbrook, Kent

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Wheatsheaf Inn

Inn accommodation in Cuckfield, West Sussex

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Well Cottage

Bed and breakfast accommodation near Hawkhurst in Kent

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Waters End Farm

Self catering and bed and breakfast accommodation near Cranbrook, Kent

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Three Chimneys Farm

Oast house bed and breakfast in Goudhurst, Kent

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The Stables, Home Farm

Self catering farm stay near Uckfield, East Sussex

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The Regent Motel

Accommodation in the centre of Rye, East Sussex

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The Regency Hotel

Hotel accommodation in Worth, near Crawley

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The Queens Inn

Inn accommodation in Hawkhurst, Kent

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The Potting Shed

The Potting Shed is a small Kent barn, once used as the potting shed by Capt Collingwood Ingram

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The Playden Oasts Inn

Hotel accommodation near Rye

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The Pantiles Place

Holiday cottage in the centre of Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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The Original Hut Company

Self catering glamping huts in Bodiam, East Sussex

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The Old Workshop

Two bedroom holiday cottage in the rural heart of East Sussex

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The Mermaid Inn

Inn accommodation in the centre of Rye, East Sussex

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The Leicester Arms Hotel

Hotel accommodation in Penshurst near Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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The Holt

Bed and breakfast accommodation in Benenden

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The Hare and Hounds

A 16th century pub and restaurant with B&B accommodation

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The George

Luxury hotel in Rye, East Sussex

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The Corner House

Bed and breakfast accommodation near Rye

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The Cider House

Traditional bed and breakfast cottage near Ardingly, West Sussex

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The Chequers Inn Hotel

A Hotel in the centre of Forest Row, close to Ashdown Forest

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The Bull Inn

En suite accommodation in Brenchley, Kent

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The Bell

Luxury bed and breakfast in a pub in Ticehurst, East Sussex

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The Abbey Hotel

Inn accommodation in Battle, East Sussex

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Tanner Farm Park

A caravan and camping park near Goudhurst, Kent

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Swallowtail Hill

Tents and cottages near Rye

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St Ives Farm campsite

Campsite on a farm at Hartfield on the Ashdown Forest

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Spring Farm Alpacas

Luxury self catering on an Alpaca farm

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South Lodge Hotel

Hotel near Horsham, West Sussex

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Slides Farm

Luxury B&B accommodation

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Senlac Wood campsite

Caravan and camping site near to Battle, East Sussex

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Rye Lodge Hotel

An elegant luxury hotel in the centre of Rye, East Sussex

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Roebuck Hotel

Hotel on the edge of Ashdown Forest in East Sussex

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Powdermills Hotel

18th century country house hotel accommodation near Battle, East Sussex

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Park Farm Caravan and Camping

Caravan and campsite set in the heart of the Sussex countryside

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Owlsbury Park campsite

Quiet campsite near Crowborough for adults only

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Ostrich Hotel

B&B accommodation in a public house 

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Orchard Way B&B

Bed and breakfast accommodation in Hawkhurst, Kent

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Ockenden Manor

A spa hotel in Cuckfield, West Sussex

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Oasthouse Loft

Luxury self catering in Northiam

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Newells Farm

Three self catering holiday cottages

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Mount Pleasant Farm

Farmhouse bed and breakfast in Guestling, East Sussex

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Manor Farm

Oast house bed and breakfast near Winchelsea, East Sussex

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Lordine Court Caravan and Camping

Camping and caravan park near Hastings

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London Beach Country Hotel

Hotel and spa

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Little Tidebrook Farm

Farmhouse accommodation near Wadhurst, East Sussex

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LIttle Silver Country Hotel

AA 3 star rated hotel

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Little Halden Farm

Cranbrook Yurt holidays in Kent

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Little Dodges B&B

Luxurious and peaceful bed and breakfast near Goudhurst, Kent

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Little Dodges

Self catering holiday cottage at Goudhurst in Kent

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Little Dane Court

Bed & Breakfast in the centre of Tenterden

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Leggs Field Barn

Country Holiday lets near to Crowborough, East Sussex

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Kingshoath Cottage

Self catering cottage for up to 8 people in Beckley, East Sussex

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Jeake’s House

Elegant hotel accommodation in Rye, East Sussex

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Iwood B&B

Bed and breakfast cottage in Heathfield, East Sussex

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Hook Farm camping

Farm campsite in West Hoathly, West Sussex

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Hononton Cottage

Historic bed and breakfast near Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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Holly House

Bed and breakfast on Ashdown Forest

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Hoads Farm B&B

Farmhouse bed and breakfast in Sandhurst, Kent

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Hidden Spring

Campsite on a rural smallholding near Heathfield, East Sussex

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Hawthbush Farm

Self catering farmstay in Chiddingly, East Sussex

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Hare Farm Oast/Hideaways

Sussex Oast house accommodation near Rye

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Hallwood Farm Oast House

Oast House bed and breakfast near Cranbrook, Kent

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Great Prawls Farm

Self catering cottages

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Gravetye Manor

Country House Hotel near East Grinstead, West Sussex

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Glencoe Farm

Farm bed and breakfast in Rye, East Sussex

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Forest Garden, Shovelstrode

Yurt camping set in woodland

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Flackley Ash Hotel

Country House Hotel on the outskirts of Rye, East Sussex

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Fair Oak Farm

Tree house accommodation near Mayfield, East Sussex

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Eco camp uk

Eco forest camping near Horsted Keynes, West Sussex

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Dernwood Farm

Wild camping near Heathfield in East Sussex

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Danehurst House

Bed and breakfast close to Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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Crown Inn

Bed and breakfast accommodation in a pub in Groombridge, Kent

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Crowhurst Park

Self catering holiday park in East Sussex

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Cranston House

Bed and breakfast accommodation in East Grinstead

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Cranesden Farm

Self catering barn on a farm in Mayfield, East Sussex

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Courtland Nurseries B&B

Rural bed and breakfast in Sharpthorne, West Sussex

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Coldharbour Cottage

Self catering cottage in Stone in Oxney

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Cleeve Lodge

Self catering accommodation close to Ashdown Forest

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Cisswood House Hotel

Luxury country hotel in Lower Beeding, West Sussex

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Church House B&B

Georgian house bed and breakfast in Burwash, East Sussex

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Bull Farm Oast

Bed and breakfast in an Oast house

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Brickwall Hotel

Hotel accommodation in Sedlescombe, near Battle, East Sussex

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Brantridge Park

Luxury self catering apartments in an historic building in Balcombe, West Sussex

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Brambletye Manor Barn

Converted bed and breakfast barn near Forest Row in East Sussex

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Brambletye Hotel

Bed and breakfast in a hotel with restaurant

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Brakes Coppice Park

Campsite near Battle

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Bodiam boating station

Camping by the river rother on the Kent/Sussex border

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Belle Croix

Self catering accommodation in Crowborough, East Sussex

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Bedgebury camping

Campsite near Bedgebury Pinetum

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Bathurst

Bed and breakfast

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Barons Grange B & B

Elegant bed and breakfast accommodation in Iden, near Rye

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Barefoot Yurts

Self catering in traditional Mongolian Yurts

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Bardown Farm Cottages

Stonegate self catering cottage in East Sussex

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Ashdown Park Hotel

Hotel in the heart of Ashdown Forest

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Allen’s Farm Oast

Self catering oast house accommodation near Mayfield, East Sussex

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Trails by Rail: Robertsbridge

Discover the pretty, historic village of Robertsbridge, walking across farmland and through ancient woodland with fantastic views across the High Weald landscape.

This 5-mile walks starts and ends at Robertsbridge train station. Please note this is a hilly route with 17 stiles.

Look out for an oast house, ancient trees, streams and historic buildings on the way.

  • Parking: pay and display parking at Robertsbridge Station or a few long stay places free at the public car park, Station Road.
  • Refreshments: Judges Bakery on the High Street and the George Inn. Village shop
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Fox & Fox – Mayfield English Wine

English sparkling wines produced in the heart of the High Weald.

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Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard

Organic and biodynamic wines

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Wild Flower Barn

Wild flower plants and seeds for sale

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Wilderness Wood

Sweet chestnut products from coppice woodland

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The Weald Smokery

Top class smokery offering a wide range of products

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Sussex Smokers

Smoked meats and fish

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Tottingworth Farm Shop

Farm shop with a range of local produced meats and other products

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Tibbs Farm

Soft fruit farm offering PYO, plus a café serving farm to fork food with stunning views.

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Traditional Cheese Dairy

Award winning local artisan cheeses

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The Old Dairy Farm and shop

Farm shop selling home made and local products

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Tablehurst Farm Shop

Farm shop

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Sussex Willow

A range of willow products; baskets and garden structures

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Roundwood Construction

High quality oak craftsmanship

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Rother Valley Brewing

Local beers

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Ringden Farm

Growers of top quality fruit and juices

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Powdermill Wood

A range of coppice chestnut products, including chestnut fencing and garden products

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Plaw Hatch Farm Shop

Farm shop

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Planters Farm Shop

A farm shop and garden centre selling a wide range of products plus a café swerving delicious home cooked food

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Pippins Farm Orchards

A variety of traditional orchard fruits

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Perry Hill Orchard Farm Shop

Farm shop selling own juices and ciders and a range of other products

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Owlet

Fruit juices from own orchard fruit

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Oast Farm

Farm shop and pick your own

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Mole End Farms Ltd

Organic fruit farm

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Maynards Fruit Farm

Pick your own fruit farm

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Matthew Bayman

Original and unique pottery

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Loder Plants

Azaleas, Camellias and Rhododendron nursery

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Lambs Sussex Sandstone

Handmade bricks and natural stone

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Kelly Bronze Turkeys

Free range turkeys

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Hunts Sussex Cider

Micro brewery selling cider made from organically grown apples - vegan friendly and gluten free.

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Hoopers Farm

Traditionally reared Sussex beef

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Homestead Farm

Meat and meat products produced on the farm

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Hinxden Farm Dairy

Dairy products

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High Weald Dairy

Award-winning Organic dairy producing cheese and milk

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Hidden Spring

Smallholding producing meat and juice/cider

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Harveys Brewery

The Sussex Brewers

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Harrington Foods

Sauce and salad dressing producers - made to a secret recipe!

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Great Park Farm Nursery

Small family run plant nursery and farm shop

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Fuller’s Farm Shop

Full range of locally sourced meats and other farm shop produce

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Fridays Ltd

Fresh eggs, sandwich fillings and salads

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Firebird Forge

A traditional blacksmith offering personally designed, hand forged, ironwork for home and garden.

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Batts Farm

Free Range Eggs

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English Woodlands

Suppliers of trees, plants and planting accessories

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Davenport Vineyards

High quality and organic English wines

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Copford Farm Sawmill

Sawn green oak

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Cherry Gardens Farm

Organic farm shop

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Chapel Down Winery

Producers of wines and beers

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Carr Taylor vineyard

Still, sparkling and fruit wine producer

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Bangers Galore

Hand made sausages from twice National Sausage making champion

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Aragon Farm Lamb

Freezer lamb from a flock of Romney Marsh sheep

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Westerham Brewery

A local brewery

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The Truggery

The only remaining trugmaker in Herstmonceux, the home of trugs

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Laines Organic Farm

Organic seasonal fruit and vegetables

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Tate Fencing

Gate and fencing manufacturers

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Horsegrove Farm

Raredbreed, homegrown beef, lamb and pork - only 20 food miles form start to finish! Visit website

Silcocks Farm Shop

High quality organic meat and dairy produce

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Rustic Crafts Workshop

Quality bespoke country furniture

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Rentacherrytree

Rent a cherry tree on an annual basis from a Kent Orchard

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Ouse Valley Foods

Artisan food company producing jams, chutneys and jellies

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Old Spot Farm Shop

Farm shop

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Ockford Farm

Real Fruit - natural farming

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Northiam Dairy

Fresh and cultured dairy products

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Korker’s Sausages

Producers of local fresh pork sausages

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Green Wood Craftsmen

Rustic Garden structures made from locally cut sweet chestnut coppice Visit website

Farnell Farm

Producers of wild bluebell seed and Kentish cobnuts

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Egypt Farm Sausages

Quality pork sausages, bacon and burgers

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Elena Nature Collection

Natural organic eczema cream and psoriasis cream

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Downingbury Farm

Farm shop and pick your own

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Dernwood Farm

Farm shop selling own meat and other goods

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Cyrnel Bakery

Excellent village bakery

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Mannswood Coppice Products

A variety of coppice wood products

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Bolney Estate wines

Award winning red, white and sparkling English wines

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Bluebell Vineyard Estates

Home to the Hindleap range of internationally acclaimed English Sparkling Wines, handmade by the traditional method in East Sussex.

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Biddenden Vineyards

Vineyard shop selling wines, ciders and juices, also other local products

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Treespanner Timber Company

Woodland management and providers of timber

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The Laurels Nursery

Nursery specialising in Birch and Wisteria

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High Weald Furniture

Quality furniture from sustainable British woodlands

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Sussex Fruit Trees

Wide range of locally-grown fruit trees for sale

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Hen on the Gate farm shop

Organic farm shop

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Harbourne Vineyard

 Small family run vineyard and winery

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Charles Thomson

Fine furniture designer and maker

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Bosney Farm

Organic lamb producer

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Speldhurst Sausages

Famous sausages using quality traditional ingredients

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Renhurst Farm

Farm shop specialising in home grown meat

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Diamond Fibres

The worsted spinners in south east England

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Merriments Gardens and Nursery

Four acres of display gardens and nursery

East Hill Lift

A funicular railway from the beach to Hastings Country Park

Winchelsea Court Hall Museum

The Court Hall Museum contains displays and exhibits that illustrate the history of the ‘Ancient Town of Winchelsea’.

Winchelsea Cellars

Fascinating tours of Winchelsea's famous medieval cellars - booking essential

Union Mill

Tallest surviving 'smock mill' in the UK.

The C M Booth Collection

Unique collection of vintage Morgan 3-wheel cars and more

Stocks Mill

Grade II listed Post windmill - open by appointment

Nutley Windmill

Last open trestle post mill in Sussex - open by appointment

Brede Steam Giants

Brede Water heritage site;with two of its original triple expansion steam engines housed in Grade II listed buildings.

Battle Museum of Local History

Local town museum

Ashdown Forest Visitor Centre

Visitor centre to Ashdown Forest

The Windmill at Windmill Hill

A fully restored windmill with something for the whole family

The Amelia Scott

A newly-renovated museum, library and arts facility, with regular exhibitions and events linked to the history and heritage of the area.

The Observatory Science Centre

Astronomical science centre

Tenterden Museum

Town museum

Rye Heritage Centre

Heritage displays about Rye

Rye Castle Museum

Local town museum

Horsham Museum and Art Gallery

Local town museum and art gallery

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

Local town museum

Eden Valley Museum

Local town museum

East Grinstead Museum

Local town museum

Cuckfield Museum

Local town museum

Wakehurst Place

Ornamental gardens, woodland and garden walks

Standen

Arts and crafts house and garden

Sissinghurst Castle

Historic castle surrounded by formal gardens

Sheffield Park and Garden

Acres of landscape garden bordered by historic parkland and woodland

Scotney Castle

Romantic garden, 14th century moated castle - all in a beautiful wooded estate

The Priest House & Gardens

15th century Wealden hall house with a traditional cottage garden

Penshurst Place and gardens

Historic house and gardens

Pashley Manor Gardens

A quintessential English garden

Nymans

20th-century garden, set around a romantic house and ruins, in beautiful woodland

Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens

Historic garden with wallaby enclosure

King John’s Nursery and Gardens

Gardens and nursery

Hole Park Gardens

15 acre privately owned garden

High Beeches Gardens

27 acres of woodland and water gardens

Hever Castle

Medieval Castle and gardens with a variety of 'things to do'

Hammerwood Park

Guided tours of house and musical events

Groombridge Place Gardens

Award winning gardens and enchanted forest

Chiddingstone Castle

Historic house filled with exotic treasures

Borde Hill Garden

Historic gardens

Bodiam Castle

Archetypal 14th-century moated castle with ruined interior - a glimpse of medieval splendour

Bayham Old Abbey

Atmospheric Abbey ruins

Battle Abbey

1066 battlefield site and abbey ruins

Batemans

Historic house and gardens

Ashburnham Place

Lake walk for Orangery Tea Room visitors

Sackville College

Beautiful Jacobean Almshouse, open to the public by pre-booked appointment

Lamb House

Georgian house with literacy associations

Spa Valley Railway

Steam railway running between Tunbridge Wells and Eridge

Bluebell Railway

Preserved steam trains running through the heart of Sussex

Wilderness Wood

Woodland attraction with lots to do

Horam Manor Farm

Farm museum, nature trailsand other attractions

Chapel Down Winery

Vineyard tours

Carr Taylor Wines

Vineyard tours

Tulleys Farm

A fourth-generation family-run farm attraction and retailer, holding regular seasonal events

Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest

Forest walks, cycle tracks and other woodland activities

Bewl Water Country Park

Watersports and other activities set around a reservoir

Ardingly Activity Centre

Take part in exhilerating watersports on a picturesque reservoir

Spring Farm Alpaca walking

Alpaca walking in the High Weald countryside

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Carr Taylor Vineyard

Vineyard tours

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Wildwood Bushcraft

Bushcraft courses

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Biddenden Vineyards

Vineyards tours at one of Kent's premier wineries

Bowles Outdoor Centre

Outdoor learning centre

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East Sussex Falconry

Falconry experience days

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Nuts 4 Climbing

Rock climbing courses near Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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Bodiam Boating Station

Ferry rides to Bodiam Castle, rowing boat and kayak hire

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Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard

Tours around a biodynamic vineyard

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Allen’s Farm Oast

Self catering oast house accommodation near Mayfield, East Sussex Visit website

Gary’s Goats

These are the best goats in town! Get a goat

Worth Way – Circular routes

A selection of circular walks on the Worth Way, which runs from Three Bridges in Crawley to East Grinstead where it connects up with the Forest Way.

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Woods Corner walk

A 3.5 mile circular walk walk around Woods Corner and Dallington

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Walks in Kent – Edenbridge

A 3 mile circular route around Edenbridge

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Walks around Rye Harbour

A selection of different length walks around Rye Harbour nature reserve

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Trails by Rail: Winchelsea

A 6.5 mile circular walk exploring Winchelsea and surrounding farmland, starting and finishing at the train station. Enjoy fantastic views of the Brede river valley and across Pett Levels to the sea.

Please note this route includes 11 stiles.

Parking: parking bays on the A259 near the junction of Station Road. Start the walk at that junction.
Refreshments: The New Inn at Winchelsea and village store.

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Trails by Rail: Wadhurst

Enjoy a 5.5 mile circular walk down through wooded valleys, along historic pathways and over farmland with spectacular views across the rolling hills and medieval fields of the High Weald AONB.

This walk starts and ends at Wadhurst train station. Look out for ponds, ancient woodland and sunken routeways.

  • Parking: pay and display parking at Wadhurst Station.
  • Refreshments: None nearby, lots of choice at Wadhurst
    village (1 mile)
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Trails by Rail: Eridge

A 5.5 mile circular walk around Eridge and Harrisons Rocks, starting and ending at Eridge station. Enjoy a walk across gently rolling hills with views across wooded valleys.

A highlight is Harrisons Rocks, a spectacular sandstone outcrop which is one of the largest in the AONB. Oast houses, WW2 pill boxes and gill streams are other features to look out for.

  • Parking: pay and display parking at Eridge Station, with
    some free off-road parking outside the station.
  • Refreshments: The Huntsman.
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Trails by Rail: Buxted

This 4 mile walks starts and ends at Buxted train station, taking in some of the best of the High Weald’s iconic scenery.

Enjoy a gentle walk across farmland, alongside Tickerage Stream and through historic Buxted Park with a circuit around the ancient woodland of Views Wood.

Look out for an historic churchyard, ornamental ponds and an ancient
yew thought to be 2,000 years old.

  • Parking: pay and display at Buxted Station or occasional
    spaces along nearby roads.
  • Refreshments: The White Hart near the station, Buxted Inn,
    Buxted Park Hotel (drinks on the veranda recommended)
    and village store
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Trails by Rail: Balcombe

This 6-mile circular walk, starting and ending at Balcombe train station, takes you through wooded valleys and over gently rolling hills with spectacular views over the Ouse valley, the railway viaduct and the South Downs.

Look out for sunken lanes, ponds, a sandstone outcrop and historic buildings.

  • Time: approx 3 hours
  • Parking: pay and display parking at Balcombe Station
  • Refreshments: Balcombe Tea Rooms, the Half Moon Inn,
    village store.
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Ticehurst walk

A 7 mile circular walk through Ticehurst and along part of the edge of Bewl Reservoir

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Southborough Circulars

3 circular walks exploring Southborough Common - one of the oldest common spaces in the UK. Choose from 'Habitats Circular', 'Veterans Tour' or the 10-mile 'Secrets Circular'.

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Sissinghurst: A Walk Through Time

This 10 mile route takes the walker northwards from Cranbrook through woods, past ancient houses and mills and over the rolling wealden landscape to Sissinghurst Castle.

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Rushlake Green walk

A 4.5 mile circular walk around the countryside near to Rushlake Green

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Rotherfield walk

A 5.5 mile circular route starting at Jarvis Brook railway station

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Playden Walk

A 3 mile circular walk around the village of Playden

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Peasmarsh walk

A 4 mile walk through the countryside around Peasmarsh

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National Trust – Standen to Selsfield Common

An 8.5 mile walk starting from Standen and takes you to Selsfield Common

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National Trust – Sprivers walk

A 1-mile circular walk through the woods around Sprivers Wood in Kent. Please note parking is limited at this site.

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National Trust – Sissinghurst Castle walk

A 3 mile walk exploring Sissinghurst Castle's gardens and grounds

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National Trust – Nymans Woodland Walks

Explore Nymans’ ancient oak and beech woodland, home to cascades, sandstone outcrops, a lake and a large variety of plants and wildlife. Can you find the tallest tree in Sussex, scurrying squirrels, birdlife on the lake, or fungi? Get walking!

National Trust – Nap walk

A 1 mile circular walk around a woodland owned by the National Trust

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National Trust – Batemans

A selection of 3 walks through the beautifu 300-acre Bateman's Estate Get walking!

Horsmonden circular walk

A 5 mile circular walk starting at Horsmonden village 

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Herstmonceux walk

A 4 mile circular walk around Herstmonceux Castle and the Royal Observatory

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Hastings maritime walk

A 7 mile circular walk around the Hastings Country Park

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Hadlow Down walk

A 6.5 mile circular walk from Buxted to Hadlow Down in East Sussex

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Forest Row walk

A 3 mile circular walk along part of the Forest Way Country Park

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Fairlight maritime walk

An 8 mile circular walk around Fairlight taking in the area's maritime history

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Doleham walk

A 6.2 mile circular walk around Doleham

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Discovering Britain: Burwash walk

The High Weald is something of a miraculous survival. While much of the rest of Britain has witnessed huge change in the past 700 years, this intricately folded landscape has kept its character astonishingly intact in so many ways. This route into the Dudwell Valley reveals many of the classic features of the High Weald - typical Wealden buildings, ancient woods and flower meadows. On the way, find out why this special evocative landscape has changed so little through the centuries. Get walking!

Danehill walk

A 2.75 mile circular walk around Danehill on the edge of Ashdown Forest

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Crowhurst Walk

A 3.5 mile walk around the village of Crowhurst and through Fore Wood, an RSPB reserve

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Cranbrook walk

A 3 mile circular walk around the historic market town of Cranbrook

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Cowbeech walk

A 4.5 mile circular walk around the countryside surrounding Cowbeech

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Cock Marling Walk

A 4 mile typical country walk with views of Brede level

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Camber castle walk

A 4.5 mile circular route from Rye to Camber Castle

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Burwash walk

A 7 mile circular walk around Burwash and Burwash Weald.

Please note this route has not been updated for some time so some information may be out of date. We always recommend taking an OS map when out walking in the High Weald AONB.

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Buckhurst walk

A 5.5 mile circular walk starting from Wadhurst railway station

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Broadwater Warren history trail

A 2 mile walk around Broadwater Warren highlighting the site’s rich history

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Ashdown Forest Walk 6: Broadstone Amble

A 2.5 mile circular, waymarked walk starting at the Ashdown Forest Visitor Centre

Please note parking charges apply.

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Broad Oak walk

This 3 mile walk is around Broad Oak and Brede villages.

Please note this route has not been updated for some time, so some information may be out of date. We always recommend taking an OS map with you when walking in the High Weald AONB.

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Bodiam Castle walk

A 5 mile circular walk around Bodiam castle and along the river Rother

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Blackboys walk

A 4.5 mile circular walk around Blackboys 

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Beckley walk

A 3 mile walk through the woods around Beckley. This is a generally easy walk with stiles and some muddy paths (depending on weather).

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Beaneys Lane, Hastings walk

Up to 1 mile linear walk on a track on the outskirts of Hastings

Battle walk

A 4.5 mile walk around the town of Battle and Battle Great wood

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Ashdown Forest Walk: Forest Row

A 3.5 mile easy circular walk with some gentle hills and stiles

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Ashdown Forest Walk 9: The Hindleap walk

A 1.4 mile circular walk on Ashdown Forest.

Please note car parking charges apply.

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Ashdown Forest Walk 8: A walk amongst friends

A 1.7 miles / 2.8 km circular walk on Ashdown Forest taking in Friends Clump, Nutley Windmill, Millbrook Valley and Old Lodge.

Please note parking charges apply.

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Ashdown Forest Walk 7: Eastern clumps

Two short circular walks, 1.4 or 2.2 miles from Kings Standing on Ashdown Forest.

Please note parking charges apply.

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Ashdown Forest Walk 5: Old Airstrip

A 2.5 mile circular walk on Ashdown Forest, exploring the largest block of heathland on the West side of the forest

Please note parking charges apply.

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Ashdown Forest Walk 4: Tabell Ghyll

1.75 mile circular walk on Ashdown Forest.

Please note parking charges apply.

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Ashdown Forest Walk 3: Chelwood Vachery

A 2.75 mile walk around Chelwood Vachery on Ashdown Forest.

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Ashdown Forest Walk 2: Southern slopes and the airman’s grave

A 2-mile circular walk on Ashdown Forest, taking in a lonesome memorial to a WW2 pilot.

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Ashdown Forest Walk 13: The military on Ashdown Forest

A 3.5 mile circular walk on Ashdown Forest.

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Ashdown Forest Walk 12: Tabell Ghyll archaeology walk

A 2.5 mile circular walk on Ashdown Forest.

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Ashdown Forest Walk 11: Chelwood Gate archaeology walk

A 3 mile circular walk around Chelwood Gate.

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Ashdown Forest Walk 10: Beyond the Pale

A 2.5 mile circular walk on Ashdown Forest starting from Goat car park.

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Ashdown Forest Walk 1: Pooh walks from Gills Lap

Two circular walks 0.6/2 miles around some of Pooh Bear’s favourite places.

Please be aware parking charges apply.

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Ardingly reservoir kingfisher trail

A 1 or 3 mile walk beside Ardingly reservoir

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Ardingly reservoir amble

A 8 mile walk between Haywards Heath and Balcombe railway stations

A walk through time – Goudhurst

A 10 mile circular walk from Goudhurst to Cranbrook and return

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A walk through time – Benenden

A 10 mile circular walk around Benenden

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A walk through time – Bedgebury

A 13 mile circular walk from Cranbrook through Bedgebury forest

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Worth Way Country Park

7 mile track from Three Bridges to East Grinstead for walking and riding

William’s Wood

Woodland Trust woodland near Warninglid

Find out more about William’s Wood

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Weir Wood Reservoir

Reservoir with bird hide, nature reserve and footpaths

Find out more about Weir Wood Reservoir

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Wealden walks

This Woodland Trust site boasts mature woodland, an amazing diversity of plants and wildlife, an intriguing history and stunning views over the surrounding High Weald countryside.

Find out more about Wealden Walks

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Vinehall Forest

Forestry Commission woodland south east of Robertsbridge

Find out more about Vinehall Forest

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Turner’s Field

Kent Wildlife Trust reserve on the western edge of Tenterden

Find out more about Turner’s Field

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Tudeley Woods

RSPB woodland and heathland reserve near Tunbridge Wells

Find out more about Tudeley Woods

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Tilgate Forest

Mixed conifer and broadleaf woodland owned by FC

St Leonard’s Forest

Walking, cycling and horseriding just outside Crawley and Horsham. Discover tales of hermits and dragons!

Find out more about St Leonards Forest

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Snape and Birchetts Wood

Forestry commission woodland near Wadhurst. A beautiful mosaic mix of pines (old and new), coppiced chestnuts, birch, oak and other native species all criss-crossed with a network of wide sandy paths edged with heather.

Find out more about Snape Wood

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Sheffield Forest

A quiet woodland site owned by Forestry Commission, a haven for wildlife

Find out more about Sheffield Forest

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Selwyns Wood

Sussex Wildlife Trust woodland nature reserve near Heathfield. Parking available

Find out more about Selwyns Wood Nature Reserve

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Selsfield Common

National Trust land with woodland and common land

Find out more about Selsfield Common

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Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

An internationally important bird nature reserve managed by Sussex Wildlife Trust

Find out more about Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.

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Rushlye Wood

Small local amenity woodland on the edge of Bells Yew Green

Find out more about Rushlye Wood.

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Rotherfield Reserve

Powdermill Trust for nature conservation run nature reserve

Find out more about Rotherfield Reserve

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Powdermill Wood

A woodland reserve with historic links to charcoal and gunpowder production

Find out more about Powdermill Wood.

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Parsonage Wood

Kent Wildlife Trust woodland nestling in an area of orchard and pasture

Find out more about Parsonage Wood.

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Old Lodge Warren

A Woodland Trust site near Rotherfield

Find out more about Old Lodge Warren

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Old Lodge Nature Reserve

Sussex Wildlife Trust reserve (parking charges apply)

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Newick Wood

Permitted public access to this woodland near Heathfield

Find out more about Newick Wood

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Marshley Harbour & Forest Woods

Woodland close to Tunbridge Wells with nature trail.

Find out more about Marshley Harbour & Forest Woods

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Little Foxes Copse

Leechpool and Owlbeech Woods

Mixed woodland and heathland habitat with walking routes

Find out more about Leechpool and Owlbeech woods

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Kiln Wood

Woodland Trust ancient woodland near Blackboys

Find out more about Kiln Wood

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Hastings Country Park

267 ha of ancient woodland, heathland and grassland with 3 miles of cliffs and coastline.

Find out more about Hastings Country Park

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Guestling Wood

Woodland Trust-owned woodland in the Brede Valley

Find out more about Guestling Wood

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Friezland Wood

A SSSI woodland site with sandrock outcrops.

Find out more about Friezland Wood

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Forest Way Country Park

Ten mile track used for walking, cycling and horseriding

Find out more about Forest Way Country Park

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Fore Wood

An RSPB owned and managed woodland with gill streams and coppice

Find out more about Fore Wood

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Flatropers Wood

Sussex Wildlife Trust reserve – ancient semi natural woodland with a variety of habitats

Find out more about Flatropers Wood

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Eridge Rocks

Sussex Wildlife Trust reserve featuring a majestic sandstone rock outcrop among mixed woodland

Find out more about Eridge Rocks.

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Crane Valley

Kent High Weald Partnership managed nature reserve south of Cranbrook

Find out more about Crane Valley.

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Collingwood Nature Reserve

3 ha woodland sanctuary near Hawkhurst in Kent

Find out more about Collingwood

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Cinderhill Woods

A woodland with heath and grassland managed by Kent High Weald Partnership

Find out more about Cinderhill Wood

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Church Covert

Buchan Country Park

Walking, wildlife watching around 170 acres of woodland, heath and meadow

Find out more about Buchan Country Park

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Broadwater Warren

RSPB nature reserve with heathland habitat

Find out more about Broadwater Warren. 

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Brickfield Meadow

Sussex Wildlife Trust managed meadow near Fairwarp

Find out more about Brickfield Meadow

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Brenchley Wood

Kent Wildlife Trust woodland with archaeological trail

Find out more about Brenchley Wood

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Brede High Woods

Woodland Trust owned and managed woodland

Find out more about Brede High Woods

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Bixley Wood

A mostly coniferous plantation, owned and managed by the Forestry Commission.

Find out more about Bixley Wood. 

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Birchden Wood

42ha of FC owned woodland with all weather path

For more information about Birchden Wood

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Big Millhole Wood

Privately owned working woodland with access near Rotherfield

More information on Big Millhole Wood

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Bewl Water Woods

Woodland on the north west shore of Bewl Reservoir

Find out more about Bewl Water woods

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Bedgebury Forest

National arboretum with cycling, horse riding and walking through forest area

Find out more about Bedgebury Forest. 

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Beckley Woods

Mixed woodland plantation owned and managed by the Forestry Commission

Woodlandtrust Beckley Wood

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Battle Great Woods

A predominately coniferous woodland with open access

Woodland Trust – Battle Great Woods

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Barnett’s Wood

12 ha Local Nature Reserve with trails, pond and picnic area

For more information on this walk. 

Downloadable pdf – Barnett’s Wood Nature Trail

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Parent toddler walk – Tunbridge Wells common

A circular 0.86 mile walk suitable for buggies

Parent toddler walk – Rusthall Common

A short linear walk of 0.3 miles (0.5km) through woodland with stunning views of the High Weald. Unrestricted parking and restaurant/café nearby. Suitable for toddlers and adults.

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Parent toddler walk – Pepenbury

A 1 mile circular walk suitable for toddlers and all terrain buggies

Parent toddler walk – Hargate Forest

A short 1 mile linear walk suitable for toddlers

Parent toddler walk – Eridge rocks

A 0.6 mile circular walk suitable for adventurous toddlers

Parent toddler walk – Dunorlan Park

A 1.6 mile circular walk around Dunorlan Park suitable for buggies

Parent toddler walk – Broadwater Warren

A 1.25 mile linear walk in Broadwater Warren suitable for buggies

Parent toddler walk – Birchden Wood

A 1.5 mile circular walk suitable for buggies round Birchden Wood

All Saints’ and St Richard’s Welly Walk

Maidenbower, Crawley Welly Walk

Ticehurst & Flimwell School welly walk

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Stonegate School welly walk

Welly walk

Staplecross School welly walk

Welly walk

Colliers Green School welly walk

Welly walk

Buxted School welly walk

Welly walk

Burwash School welly walk

Welly walk

Brenchley and Matfield School welly walk

Welly walk

Bidborough Welly Walk

Punnetts Town Welly Walk

Welly Walk

Darwell Wood

Public access woodland with many tracks and reservoir

Ashdown Forest

Area of open heathland and woodland within 2500ha of open access land

Ash & Luckhurst Woods

Two small Woodland Trust woodlands

Ardingly Reservoir

A reservoir with marked trail and bird watching hides

RSPCA Mallydams Wood

RSPB 38 bed residential and education centre as well as a woodland nature reserve.  

Rolvenden farmers market

Farmers market

Penshurst farmers market

Farmers market

Lamberhurst farmers market

Farmers market

Horsmonden farmers market

Farmers market

Horsham farmers market

Farmers market

East Grinstead farmers market

Farmers market

Rye farmers market

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Heathfield farmers market

Farmers market

Cranbrook farmers market

Farmers market

Crowborough farmers market

Farmers market

Brede farmers market

Farmers market

Battle farmers market

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Bewl Water Reservoir

A 12.5 mile trail for walkers, cyclists and horseriders around the shores of Bewl Water

Penshurst Off Road Club (PORC)

PORC claims to be the best all round, off-road cycling park in the South East

Rye Rides – cycle routes for everyone

Three linked circular rides, leaving from Rye or Winchelsea that total 29 miles

The Worth Way

Crawley, Three Bridges to East Grinstead, 7 mile trail.

The Forest Way

A 9.5 mile trail from Groombridge to Forest Row

The Cuckoo Trail

14 mile trail on smooth track

1066 Circular Ride

43 mile cycle, Hastings to Robertsbridge to Brede

Brede Giants

Brede Water heritage site with two of its original triple expansion steam engines housed in Grade II listed buildings.

The Mill Toy & Pedal Car Museum

Privately owned collection of collectables and nostalgic pedal – powered toys.

Smallhythe Place

Actress, Ellen Terry's early 16th-century house and cottage

Great Dixter House & Gardens

Historic house surrounded by a plant lover's garden

Holmbush Farm World

Traditional working farm estate

Huxley’s Birds of Prey Centre & Gardens

Bird of Prey displays, experience days and gardens

Deers Leap Park

A 240 acre site with both family friendly and single track mountain bike facilities

Tilgate Park

A park with lakes, lawns and gardens, miles of woodland and bridleways for long leisurely walks

National Cat Centre

Visit the largest cat re-homing centre in the UK

Kent & East Sussex Railway

10.5 miles of light railway running from Tenterden to Bodiam

Heaven Farm

200 years of farming history set in the heart of the Sussex Weald

Spring Farm Alpaca walking

Alpaca walking in the High Weald countryside

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Carr Taylor Vineyard

Vineyard tours

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Wildwood Bushcraft

Bushcraft courses

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Biddenden Vineyards

Vineyard tours

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Bowles Outdoor Centre

Outdoor learning centre

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East Sussex Falconry

Falconry experience days

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Nuts 4 Climbing

Rock climbing courses near Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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Bodiam Boating Station

Ferry rides to Bodiam Castle, rowing boat and kayak hire

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Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard

Tours around a biodynamic vineyard

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