The South Downs National Park may be the most well known stretch of scenic countryside in the South East of England, but the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty gives it a run for its money when it comes to beautiful countryside and historic significance.
Sitting at the heart of the South East and stretching across Kent, Sussex, and Surrey, High Weald is one of the best-surviving medieval landscapes in Northern Europe. Criss-crossed by sunken droveways, this landscape was once the nation’s main iron-producing region during both the Roman and Tudor periods.
Once the most densely wooded area of England, the High Weald now boasts the largest proportion of ancient woodland in the country. But it’s not all trees, the area also offers up gorgeous meadows, heathland, and orchards; idyllic rolling hills dotted with sandstone outcrops; a tapestry of fields and farmsteads; and some truly charming, quaint villages.
If you and your loved ones are looking for a holiday destination in the South East, then you may want to give High Weald a thought. Take a look at some of our favourite things to do in the area below…