ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Festival aims to help walkers of all abilities explore and learn about the historic High Weald landscape. Participants will be led by experienced and knowledgeable guides from a range of organisations with a passion for the the countryside. For more information, visit our FAQ or Partners pages.
In celebration, of the 70th anniversary of the legislation that led to the creation of our protected landscapes, the 2019 Festival was a bigger showcase for the High Weald with even more people having the opportunity to explore its breathtaking scenery. At least 700 people attended over 50 walks with a fantastic variety of themes, habitats and scenery.
Plans are currently underway for the 2020 Festival, so please sign up to our mailing list for the latest updates.
HELP US SPREAD THE WORD
We'd love it if you could help promote our Festival! Encourage friends and family to sign up for updates via our home page, or share our posts on Facebook and Twitter. There'll also be an A4 colour poster to print by clicking the download button, the poster will open in a new window for you to print.
Community notice boards, libraries, shops, cafes and pubs are all great places to display it, with permission of course.
HOW TO MAKE A DONATION
The High Weald Walking Festival is free of charge thanks to volunteers, and sponsorship.
If you would like to make a voluntary financial contribution towards Festival costs and helping to continue the event, donations will be gratefully received by bank transfer or cheque – please email us for details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE HIGH WEALD AREA OF OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY
Located in the heart of South East England and covering parts of Kent, Sussex and Surrey, the High Weald is one of 46 designated AONBs across the UK.
It is a medieval landscape of rolling hills studded with sandstone outcrops, dense woodland, small, irregular-shaped fields, hedgerows, scattered farmsteads; and ancient routeways.
This extensive network of footpaths, bridleways and ancient byways makes the High Weald a walker’s paradise. From avid ramblers and nature spotters to history buffs and photography fans, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
To learn more about the High Weald and the work of the High Weald AONB Partnership - which works to conserve and protect this precious landscape - visit www.highweald.org.