A new Explore Wealden Guide has been launched by Wealden District Council in time for English Tourism Week, offering readers the chance to explore the beauty and diversity of the local area.
The guide is the ultimate companion for those seeking adventure and exploration with Wealden’s unspoilt views of dramatic coastlines, rolling downland, ancient woodland and stunning heathland.
English Tourism Week runs from 17–26 March and is an opportunity to highlight the importance the tourism sector makes to the UK economy. It is estimated that the total value of tourism activity to Wealden is £358.2 million and supports 8,743 jobs (2019 figures).
The council is encouraging residents and visitors to get out during English Tourism Week and support local businesses and tourist attractions.
Whether people are seasoned locals or curious tourists, the guide is packed with everything needed to make the most of time in Wealden. The guide includes details of all visitor attractions, vibrant market towns to unspoilt villages with heritage architecture.
Visitors can satisfy their hunger by sampling locally sourced food in one of the many excellent pubs, restaurants, cafes and bistros, or even visit a brewery or vineyard to experience how local beers, wines and ciders are made.
In addition to highlighting Wealden’s natural beauty and delicious food, the guide also showcases its unique culture. Visitors can learn about world-class winemaking at one of the many scenic vineyards or experience the creativity of some of the world’s most revered artists, writers and creatives at award-winning galleries, houses, gardens, and festivals.
Councillor Philip Lunn, the council’s Commercial, Economic Development and Leisure portfolio holder, said, “This guide is a fantastic resource for both locals and visitors, showcasing the incredible natural beauty, rich history and diverse culture of Wealden. It’s a must-have for anyone looking to explore the best that our area has to offer.”
For a copy of the guide go to a local library, garden centre or alternatively, visit www.explorewealden.co.uk/whats-on-and-more/maps-and-attractions-guide