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Low Weald : Crockham Hill to Shipbourne

Key Characteristics

  • Open pastoral landscape.
  • Small blocks of woodland.
  • Small to medium sized pastures.
  • Intensively grazed fields separated by thick shaws and trimmed hedges.
  • Isolated former hedgerow field trees.
  • Brick and ragstone buildings with hanging tiles.
  • Timber-frame buildings.
  • Wooded greensand scarp is prominent in views.
  • Wetlands and standing water (Bough Beech Reservoir).
  • Springs, Springholes and ponds on Wealden Clays.


Overall Landscape Character Objective

  • To retain the mosaic of small irregular fields and woodlands within a strong network of hedges and hedgerow trees.