sewaf_weald_woodfair_stand

We will be manning a stand at the Weald Woodfair 2012 again this year, along with members of the East Sussex County Council Archaeology team and the High Weald AONB Unit. Come and find us in the Forestry Commission marquee.  If you are curious about the archaeology and history of your woodland we might be...

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advisors

Woodland owners in the High Weald AONB can take advantage of a FREE woodland visit from Matt Pitts, their Woodland Officer. The visit is a chance for you to discover more about the history of your woodland and explore historic maps too.  The High Weald is also offering a wide of events and courses for...

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damian_hewing

Damian Goodburn, one of Britain’s leading specialists in ancient woodworking, showed SEWAF members ancient worked timbers and woodworking tools, and demonstrated woodworking techniques.   Archaeologists are gaining a fascinating insight into past woodland management and carpentry techniques, based on the evidence of ancient worked timber which is constantly being found all over the UK.   Evidence comes...

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bredhurst survey

SEWAF and Bredhurst Woodland Action Group (BWAG) surveyed part of Bredhurst Woods on a damp January day. Three survey teams covered an area of just over 1km² and recorded several interesting features, including a lynchet (a step in ground level) formed on the edge of an area where agriculture had taken place before the current...

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bredhurst_yew

Two SEWAF members recently went to talk to the Bredhurst Woodland Action Group (BWAG) in Kent.  The Group was formed as a response to fly tipping, vandalism and general neglect of the woods and they’ve achieved an enormous amount, including footpath restoration, coppicing, scrub clearance and fencing. They have secured a fantastic amount of funding...

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lidar_image

Do you own woodland between Tunbridge Wells and Horsham? The High Weald AONB’s Cultural Landscape Advisor can help you find out about its history, using the latest LiDAR technology.  A LiDAR survey has been funded by Engish Heritage and the Heritage Lottery Fund. LiDAR (light detection and ranging) is a survey technique which transmits laser pulses...

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woodland_archaeology_video

Identifying woodland archaeology can be more tricky than you think.  Dr Nicola Bannister teamed up with the High Weald AONB unit in a wood in East Sussex to look for woodland archaeology.  Nicola shows us some of the main archaeological features that you might find in woodland. Watch the other videos in this series at...

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weald_forest_ridge_map_

LiDAR images of an area from south of Tonbridge to Horsham are now free to download from the High Weald AONB website.  The LiDAR images were commissioned as part of the Weald Forest Ridge Landscape Partnership Scheme.  They are a fantastic tool for discovering archaeology hidden in woods. Weblinks High Weald...

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woodland_conference

The Archaeology of Wooded Landscapes conference was held in East Grinstead, West Sussex, in Febuary 2011.  The conference was organised by the Sussex Archaeological Society and the Historic Environment Awareness Project.  Speakers at the conference included Dr Mark Gardiner, Dr Della Hooke and Dr Nicola Bannister.  The Proceedings of the Conference are now available for...

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Latest Woodland Sites

shorne_wood

Shorne Woods Country Park is between Gravesend and Rochester.  It...

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Broadwater_Warren

Broadwater Warren is an RSPB nature reserve with substantial areas...

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