have named this area High Weald and oast Houses, because this area
was in the forest of Andreasweald , and there are many Oast houses
locally, which were used to dry hops for the beer industry.
The area mostly consists of small villages, with many ancient churches, and a few
small towns with interesting history.
Much of the area was
involved in the Wealden Iron industry, the area around Horsmonden and
Lamberhurst were famous for their cannons and Iron products.
The other industry
which brought riches to the area was the Broadcloth Industry, this
was centred around the Tenterden , Cranbrook , Biddenden and Marden
areas, and for many years produced the best cloth in England.
Today the area is
quiet and peaceful with the feel of the TV program the "Darling buds