Wealden

Events springing up!

Now that Easter is nearly here and Spring has arrived, it's time to make the most of the lighter evenings and warmer days. There is lots to choose from including all the traditional Easter egg hunts, woodland trails, lambing time, bluebell walks, fairs and fun days.

Using over 150 miles of the existing public rights of way network, some of which was previously underused, Wealden Walks provides a means of viewing and understanding Wealden's natural and historic landscapes.

This Week's Events

date event
Sun 1 Apr - Sun 28 Oct MORE Light at Farleys House & Gallery
Sat 8 - Sun 23 Sep Hailsham Festival 2018 at Hailsham

Seven Sisters

This magnificent Country Park is located in the Sussex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It comprises 280 hectares of chalk cliffs, meandering river valley and open chalk grassland. Come and discover the unspoilt coastline of the famous Seven Sisters.

Ashdown Forest

An internationally important conservation area. Despite its name only 40% is woodland with the remaining being heathland which is a threatened and declining habitat. Visitors are free to walk where they like over 80 miles of footpaths. Car parking is free.

Cuckoo Trail

An 11 mile long leisure route following the old railway line from Heathfield to Polegate, passing through Horam, Hellingly and Hailsham. The route can be used by walkers, cyclists and horseriders.

The Cuckoo Trail PDF

High Weald AONB

Lying at the heart of the South East, the High Weald can be described as one of England’s finest landscapes and has been protected by government legislation since 1983 to ensure its conservation for present and future generations. The High Weald is protected for its unique character of small irregular fields, hedgerows and woodlands which unfold gently in to green riverside pastures and scattered farmsteads, all draped over rolling hills.

Abbots Wood

An ancient area of woodland located near Hailsham. A walk through these lovely and historic woods takes you along shady paths and through thickets rich in wildlife.

Friston Forest

Friston Forest is located behind the Seven Sisters County Park off the A259. It offers an infinite number of way marked routes for visitors to explore the beech woods.

Lullington Heath

This 62 hectare reserve lies between the villages of Litlington and Jevington, accessible by bridleway. It contains one of the largest areas of chalk heath in Britain. Explore by following the chalk heath nature trail.

West Park

Situated on the western edge of Uckfield, this nature reserve's special value is due to the variety of diverse habitats contained within a relatively small area of 11 hectares. Wooded sandstone outcrops, home to 58 species of mosses and liverworts are also present.

Park Wood, Hellingly

The wood is scheduled ancient semi natural lowland woodland covering approximately 60 hectares, with a long history of coppice management. There are two entrances suitable for pedestrians; from the western side (Grove Hill) there is a car park with capacity for 8 cars.
Wealden District Council