Join me for a beautiful 2.5 hour walk through the beautiful, ancient & protected Brede High Wood, East Sussex. This guided 2.5 hour walk to learn about plant & fungi identification, history, folklore, responsibility, soil heath & much more.
This location & session is authorised by the Woodland Trust in order to demonstrate the importance of the site and to teach respectfulness and responsibility to the diverse & complex relationships happening in nature all around us.
Brede means ‘broad’ in Old English and probably describes the lower reaches of the river valley while ‘High’ refers to a ‘hay’ or grassy enclosure, probably a pasture.
Once part of the Weald’s iron smelting industry, Brede High Woods’ historical influence is present throughout the site today. There are saucer-shaped bell pits from iron ore extraction, boundary banks and ditches, sunken lanes and the sites three farms – Brede High Woods holds fascinating evidence of centuries of human activity.