Uckfield is an attractive market town situated close to the Ashdown Forest on the southern boundary of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

It is easily accessible from London by railway on the Southern line; the local bus network links Uckfield with the coastal resorts of Eastbourne and Brighton as well as other towns and villages in Wealden.  Details can be found on the East Sussex interactive bus route map.

It is a popular location for visitors with its wide variety of local independent shops, cafes and restaurants as well as national stores.

It also has its own independent cinema with all the latest film releases, and the internationally renowned East Sussex National Golf Club is nearby.


Did you know?

The famous Lord Lucan fled to a friend’s house in Uckfield before disappearing without trace.

'The Piltdown Man' was found nearby in a gravel pit in Piltdown, fooling the scientific community for over 40 years before being exposed as a fraud.


Uckfield is first mentioned in the late thirteenth century as a stopping-off point on the pilgrimage route between Canterbury, Chichester and Lewes.   

Bridge Cottage is a medieval ‘Wealden’ hall house built around 1436.  It is larger than usual and contains high quality timberwork suggesting that the house was built for a person of local importance.

Relax & Enjoy...

Cream tea

There are many places to choose from to relax in Uckfield, including local independent cafes, Italian and Indian restaurants and traditional English pubs

Why not sample a cream tea on the edge of Ashdown Forest or maybe indulge yourself at nearby Buxted Park Hotel or the East Sussex National Hotel & Golf Club

Out & About...

Branching Out Adventures

If you enjoy climbing trees and going on big swings, then Branching Out Adventures at i  s ideal for you. Or why not take a ride on the  Bentley Miniature Railway

For more traditional activities, the newly refurbished Uckfield Freedom Leisure Centre with its excellent facilities including swimming pool will fit the bill. 


Ashdown Forest Heather

Uckfield is ideally situated for exploring the many nearby beauty spots whilst being in easy reach of the coastal region.

The Ashdown Forest with easy parking, walking and picnic sites is within one mile; local nature reserves can be found at West Park and Hempstead Meadows.

Get Immersed...

Uckfield Picture House

Uckfield is very lucky to have its own cinema, the Uckfield Picture House

Opening originally in 1916 as a garrison theatre, its first public screening was in 1920.  All the most recent film releases are available. 

The Uckfield Festival in July celebrates local arts and culture with many other attractions including street entertainers, music, theatre, a French Market and Farmers Market.

Stay a While...


You will want to stay a while to enjoy everything that Uckfield and the surrounding area has to offer. 

For accommodation you can choose from luxury hotels, B&Bs or country cottages.  For something completely different go glamping and try a yurt, shepherd's hut or gypsy caravan!

Whatever your preference, you will find something to suit you and your budget.

Wealden District Council