East Sussex is the most wooded county in England.
Hoopers Farm Cottage is set in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to the historic medieval village of Mayfield. Further south is the new South Downs National Park. See the Links page for more information about the area.
Some of the country's most picturesque villages, castles, gardens and finest National Trust properties are within easy reach. There are many attractions and activities to appeal to the most active family and the most leisurely.
Here are just a few of the attractions within easy reach of Hoopers Farm Cottage:
Known in Victorian times as the Scotland of the South: 6500 acres of open access heathland at the highest point of the Weald, and the home of Winnie the Pooh.
Rudyard Kipling's house, just as he left it. It's National Trust so you are sure of a good tea.
1066 and all that.
Lots of trees and Go Ape if you are feeling energetic.
The largest body of inland water in the South East of England with facilities for sailing , canoeing, rowing, fishing, rockclimbing, off road cycling or just a stroll around the lake to see the wide variety of wildlife. Bluebell Railway The country's oldest preserved steam passenger railway and the location for The Railway Children.
Another National Trust property, this is the perfect medieval moated castle.
Dry slope skiing, snowboarding, rockclimbing and canoeing, strictly for the really energetic.
Family home and gardens of Sir Winston Churchill, the BBC's Greatest Briton.
Drusillas Zoo Park
The best small zoo in the country, maybe the world, and Thomas the Tank Engine as well.
The ultimate opera experience.
Where The Draughtman's Contract and the latest Pride and Prejudice were filmed: gardens, enchanted forest and special events most weekends.
The childhood home of Ann Boleyn, fantastic gardens and regular jousting.
Area of outstanding natural beauty. The story of the High Weald landscape and how it was created. Other videos include The Landform Story, Routeways Story, Settlement Story, Woodland Story, Field and Heath Story and The Iron Story.
Kent and East Sussex Railway
10 1/2 miles of rural light railway along the beautiful Rother Valley.
Reopened in May 2009 after extensive restoration. This site also gives details of all the other Sussex Past attractions.
The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells
The "jewel in the town", for when you are feeling a bit eighteenth century.
National Trust again and another castle, but you can't have too much of either in our view.