WestfieldWestfield is a large and thriving village separated from Hastings by a steep sided ridge. The River Brede runs a mile or so across Brede level north of Westfield. The parish of Westfield also contains the hamlets of Kent Street and the northernmost parts of Baldslow.
Westfield lies within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Places of interest around WestfieldInteresting places in and around Westfield include:
- Maplehurst Wood just south of Westfield is 78 acre mixed woodland and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Maplehurst Wood is rich in hornbeam and oak trees and is an important breeding area for kestrels and tawny owls. It's also the only place in East Sussex you can find Herb Paris.
- Carr-Taylor Vineyards were first planted in 1971 and now take advantage of the clay loam soils in around Westfield to make award-winning wines. You can tour the vineyard.
- Church of St John the Baptist is a Norman church with noticeably heavy buttressing which was probably added in the seventeenth century.
- The 1066 Country Walk passes through the village of Westfield.
Westfield travel notesWestfield has no railway station although Three Oaks and Doleham Stations are nearby, serving the Marshlink Line.
Westfield lies about four miles north of Hastings along the A28, which is the nearest town.
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