Welcome to Wealden
Wealden District covers 323 square miles of rural East Sussex and it is one of the most rural areas in England. Nearly two-thirds is recognised as being of national landscape quality, boasting the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the South Downs National Park.
The landscape is characterised by rolling turf downland in the south, through to ancient woodland and heathland, wetlands and wildlife habitats in the north. Attractive villages offer the visitor a warm welcome and you will see a wealth of historic timber-framed, flint and thatched buildings, so typical of the South East of England.
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Map of Wealden
The towns and villages welcome everyone with their unique charm, whether staying for a weekend break or longer holiday at any time of year.
Crowborough Sir Arthur Conan Doyle of Sherlock Holmes fame lived here.
Hailsham Market Charter in 1252 and the only livestock market in the area.
Heathfield the infamous Jack Cade, leader of the Kentish rebellion in 1450 is buried in nearby Punnetts Town.
Pevensey 1066 landings and castle dating back to Roman times.
Polegate start of the Cuckoo Trail stretching 14 miles north to Heathfield.
Uckfield renowned for Lord Lucan and the legendary Piltdown Man hoax.
|Fri 1 Jan - Sun 31 Dec||The Dell Woodland Walk at Stone Cross Garden Centre|
|Fri 27 Jan||Bowie Experience at Assembly Hall Theatre|
|Tue 31 Jan||ROH: Il Trovatore at The Picture House|
|Wed 1 Feb - Wed 8 Mar||Further Astronomy at The Observatory Science Centre|
|Thu 2 Feb||National Theatre Live: Amadeus at The Picture House|