Beautiful Battle – Kingsmead Meadow

This is a joint project being carried out by Beautiful Battle with the support of Rother District Council (who own Kingsmead Meadow) and the High Weald Landscape Trust. The Meadow is situated at the top of Caldbec Hill by the windmill and has extensive views over the valley to Netherfield Hill. It has tremendous historical importance and was the site where Harold’s armies gathered just before the Battle of Hastings on 14th October 1066. Continue Reading

Plaw Hatch Farm Trail

Project outline To design and construct a safe self guided trail around Plaw Hatch Farm, 200 acres of lovely High Weald famland near Sharpthorne. The Trust has provided approximately 50% funding for this project. Project dates April –June 2008 Project objectives Plaw Hatch Farm is a community owned, biodynamic farm. The aim of the farm… Continue Reading

Landowner Information Project

With an increasing amount of land coming out of commercial farming, and many new landowners lacking the expertise to manage their holdings, the Trust plans to fund the development of information resources to assist landowners better understand the geological and human history that has made the beautiful landscape of the High Weald, and how best… Continue Reading

Broomlands Meadow Management

Project Outline To purchase a hay/silage mower, mini round baler and mini round bale wrapper to manage semi-natural grassland at Broomlands, in the locality of Broomlands and in the Heathfield – Battle Ridge area. Project Benefit and objectives Broomlands is a 70 acre holding nestled in woodland within the High Weald AONB. This area of… Continue Reading