Uckfield in East Sussex is a town that grew up around the local road network. Located by the River Uck, the town became a stop off point for travellers between Canterbury and Chichester. Evidence of the towns history can be seen through its built heritage, which includes a number of post medieval buildings, and Bridge Cottage Museum, the oldest building in town.

Nature lovers will also enjoy this area, which has five points of interest. Look out for West Park Local Nature Reserve, a parkland area, Hempstead Meadows, which is wetland, and Nightingale Wood, known for its tree species and purple orchids.

Uckfield also has a summer festival, featuring arena events, markets, concerts and outdoor theatre for all the family. One final thing you should know about Uckfield, is its immortalisation by various authors. Look out for references in the Julian Fellowes novel ‘Snobs’, and ‘Good Omens’ by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.

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