I was brought up in London but always longed to live in the country and happily moved to Mid Sussex when I married over 30 years ago. I have become a keen walker, bird watcher and rock climber and got to know a good bit of my local area in this way. About 10 years ago I walked the whole High Weald Landscape Trail from Horsham to Rye with friends. This is a wonderful route taking you through peaceful, gently rolling countryside with fantastic views round every corner. It was only then that I realised just how extensive the High Weald is and what a wonderful landscape we still have, even in the busy south of England. I was delighted to be asked to join in founding the Trust and to help support projects aimed at conserving this precious landscape.