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Brede High Woods

A Woodland Trust wood
Cripps Corner, near Battle, East Sussex

Brede High Woods

261.89 ha (647.14 acres)
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OS map sheets:
Explorer 125
OS Landranger 199
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Features and attractions

  • Information on site
  • Way marked trail
  • Ancient trees on site
  • Good views
  • Mixed woodland
  • Special wildlife interest
  • Well worth a visit
  • Bluebells
  • Ancient woodland – more than 400 years old
  • Spring colour

This stunning mosaic of ancient and secondary woodland, open heathland and acid grassland is located on the north-east shore of Powdermill Reservoir in East Sussex, in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It has a rich history and a diverse range of wildlife. In 2013 the wood was awarded funding from SITA Trust through the Landfill Communities Fund towards key management works. The grant contributed to the annual ride management and coppicing programme which is helping to create a more diverse woodland which will benefit a wide range of wildlife.