The High Weald Walking Festival 2021 is now over. 

Many of our self-guided, downloadable walks are usually only available in guide books and were kindly 'lent' to the Festival for a limited time period, so we have now taken them down.

If you're looking for other places to walk here in the High Weald AONB and beyond, check out these routes and recommended guidebooks below...

HIGH WEALD LANDSCAPE TRAIL

A 145km (90 mile) route that meanders through the AONB from east to west, linking ridge-top villages and historic gardens for which the area is famous.

An online guide was published in 2012 and you can download individual sections of the walk from the High Weald AONB website. GET STARTED NOW!

 

Please be aware there will be changes over time to locations and facilities within these pdfs which we are unable to change at present, so always take an OS map with you.

*NEW!* HASTINGS 1066 WALK 

Explore the newly regenerated 31-mile route between Pevensey and Rye, which boasts ten new sculptures by Keith Pettit, plus new signage, information panels and benches.

Walk through countryside that witnessed the Norman Conquest. Starting at Pevensey Castle (and heading north towards the Pevensey levels), it passes Herstmonceux Castle, the historic 1066 Battle Abbey and Battlefield, medieval Winchelsea, ending in historic Rye.

Find out more and download the Walkers Guide here.

*NEW!* WEALDEN WALKS

New for September 2021Wealden Walks is a collection of self-guided walks covering the entire Wealden district.

 

The collection of 14 self-guided walks - from 2 to 12 miles - has recently been tried, tested and improved to help explorers of every age discover Wealden’s hidden gems.

A description and historical significance of each walk, along with the route details and a map, can be viewed and downloaded here from the Healthy Wealden website.

KENT RAMBLERS GUIDES - TUNBRIDGE WELLS AND BEYOND

Kent Ramblers currently have three guidebooks available to purchase, the most recent being The Tunbridge Wells Circular Walk and other walks in the Tunbridge Wells area.

The Tunbridge Wells Circular Walk is a 28.5 mile ring through the fine countryside around the town with four routes joining various points on the ring to transport services in or linked to the town centre.

The town trail is a 3.2 mile allows the walker to appreciate the fine architecture and historical connections of Tunbridge Wells's many attractive buildings. The six Walks Through Time are centred on the historic market town of Cranbrook and pass through some exceptionally fine Wealden scenery.  Visit the website to order a copy now. 

DAY WALKS ON THE HIGH WEALD - DEIRDRE HUSTON & VERTEBRATE PUBLISHING

Local author Deirdre Huston has compiled her favourite walks in the region, which showcases the High Weald's rich history and varied landscape. 

 

This comprehensive guide book features 20 circular walks between 6.5 and 13.9 miles in length, spread across the AONB. Each walk includes easy-to-follow directions and an OS map. Purchase the guidebook here.

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