Weald Meadows Initiative Goes National!

In April 2012 the very successful and well supported Weald Meadows Initiative will become part of The Grasslands Trust – Weald Meadows Nectar Networks project. The Grasslands Trust is a national organisation dedicated to saving and restoring UK wild meadows. The good working Continue Reading

High Weald Sustainable Development Fund Supports Bees!

In October 2011 with a grant from the Sustainable Development Fund, The High Weald Landscape Trust supplied 11 kg of Weald Native Origin Yellow Rattle Seed for sowing on 5.4 hectares. Continue Reading

The Vanishing Meadows Exhibition – Lives on!

A culmination of over a year in planning, the Weald Meadows Group developed and ran a successful exhibition to celebrate the biodiversity and cultural heritage of flower rich grasslands in the Weald of Sussex. The exhibition was supported and hosted by The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Wakehurst Place from May – Oct 2009. Continue Reading

Common Bird’s-foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) Species Feature

The more I see of this rather attractive little plant, the more I grow to appreciate it. It first came to my attention when I learnt it is the principal larval food-plant for the Dingy Skipper butterfly. Continue Reading

Keith Features in The Sunday Times

Our very own Trustee, Keith Datchler OBE featured in The Times on Sunday 21 Aug 2011 – the relevant quote included: ‘Evangelists for wildflower meadows, such as Keith Datchler, manager of the Beech Estate near Battle in East Sussex, Continue Reading

Local Action Drives National Reaction: Kew’s UK Seed Hub Launched

The work of the Weald Meadows Initiative Vanishing Meadows programme with key partners and supporters since 1996 has campaigned for National recognition and support for meadows and their owners in the High Weald AONB and beyond. Continue Reading

WMI – Meadow Owner Praise

Every now and then it is worth taking time to see the effect that the HWLT-WMI service provides to landowners through the provision of advice and summer events: One such landowner who acknowledges this support includes Mrs E. Moore, who emailed to thank us: Continue Reading

Manx Loaghtan Sheep Re-homed From Hollin Root Farm

We are a small farm of 20 acres based in the Weald of Kent and we rear rare and traditional livestock. We are self-sufficient in lamb and pork and sell the surplus meat. We also rear bronze turkeys for the Christmas market. Continue Reading

WMI Events Summary 2011

Heathfield Show – Sat 28th May 2011: With kind permission of Complete Land Management the HWLT-WMI represented by Dawn Brickwood and supported by Trustee John Shaw, proudly displayed website launch balloons, small wildflower seed packets and meadows /High Weald literature. Rather a dull, chilly but dry day, we spoke to around 20+ landowners in relation to… Continue Reading

The Ox Lodge gets a face lift!

The High Weald Landscape Trust office is based in a 17th century barn at the Beech Estate near Battle. For centuries this barn has served agriculture in a very traditional way. Continue Reading