Day Walks on the High Weald features 20 circular routes between 6.5 and 13.9 miles (10.5km and 22.4km) in length, spread across this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the south-east of England. Written by local author Deirdre Huston it features Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps and easy-to-follow directions.
Day Walks on the High Weald features 20 circular routes between 6.5 and 13.9 miles (10.5km and 22.4km) in length, spread across this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the south-east of England. Local author Deirdre Huston has compiled her favourite walks in the region, which showcase the High Weald’s rich history and varied landscape.
Walk down old coach roads. Clamber through deserted woodland and along riverbanks. March past castles and skirt battlefields. Linger in meadows and leap across Wealden streams. See the countryside that inspired A.A. Milne and Rudyard Kipling. Visit Hastings Country Park, stroll around Bewl Water and through tranquil St Leonard’s Forest. Marvel at the Ouse Valley Viaduct and Bodiam castle, and consider the epic history of Battle and its surrounding landscape.
Together with stunning photography, each route features Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps, easy-to-follow directions, details of distance and navigation information, and refreshment stops and local information.
Deirdre Huston is an author and photographer whose work is inspired by a love of history, literature and the outdoors. She is a graduate of the MA in creative writing at Bath Spa University and also writes fiction. As well as shooting stills photography, she has made films exploring the history of Saddlescombe, a National Trust downland farm. She co-authored Cycling in Sussex, her first guidebook, back in 2008 and has gone on to write and photograph Sussex Walks, Day Walks on the South Downs and Cycling Days Out – South East England. Deirdre was born in Crawley on the fringes of the High Weald and now lives beside the South Downs in Sussex with her husband, three children and dog. www.deirdrehuston.co.uk
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