Wadhurst is an historic market town, with a Charter dating from 1253. Almost at the northern extremity of East Sussex, it is 6 miles south of Tunbridge Wells. It is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and lies on a high ridge of the Sussex and Kent Weald.

The Parish covers an area of 15.5 square miles, and includes outlying communities of Sparrows Green, Cousley Wood, Woods Green, Durgates, Best Beech, Tidebrook and parts of Mark Cross. Its population in 2011 was 4883.

Wadhurst has a vibrant High Street and over 40 clubs and societies to join.