The Weald is a wooded landscape that stretches across Sussex and Kent, lodged between the North and South Downs in Southern England. It is a place of ancient oak trees and woodlands. Like the New Forest it also holds large areas of heathland, some of the rarest habitats in the world.
The natural beauty of the Weald is juxtaposed against its long history of industry and human settlement. It is separated in landscape terms into the High and Low Weald, with a complex geology that I don’t have the knowledge or understanding to outline here.
Instead I enjoy exploring the Weald on foot, photographing its wildlife and habitats. Over time I would like to develop an understanding of its cultural importance, with a better sense of its place in England during the time of the Romans and Anglo-Saxons.