About Heathfield

Heathfield is a thriving market town and rural community located in the civil parish of Heathfield and Waldron in the Wealden District of East Sussex, within the historic County of Sussex, England.


Heathfield lies near the junction of two main roads: the A267 between Tunbridge Wells and Eastbourne; the A265 which joins the A21 at Hurst Green and A272 to Buxted. It lies almost equidistant from Tunbridge Wells and Eastbourne: approximately sixteen miles (26 km).

Business Groups in Heathfield

The business community is served by the friendly and very active Chamber, Rotary Club, Heathfield Small Business Club and a local BNI group. There are additional local networking groups at Hailsham, Uckfield and Eastbourne.

Shopping in Heathfield

The shopping experience in Heathfield is unique. It is mainly centred around the High Street, however, there are additional shops in Hailsham Road and in Broad Oak and Cross-in-Hand. The High Street consists of a wide variety of individual and mainly independent shops, banks, a library, building societies, estate agents, boutiques, gift shops, cafes and churches.  Heathfield and Waldron's Parish Council office is conveniently situated in the High Street. Heathfield also offers a number of free car parks located around the town.

There is a local market and auction for household items and plants that takes place weekly on a Tuesday with a smaller market on Saturday. There is also a Heathfield Farmers Market held on the third Saturday of every month in the Heathfield Co-Op car park selling locally produced food and crafts.

Infant, Primary Schools and Colleges

Heathfield is well served by schools and has seven primary schools and Heathfield Community College which provides secondary education, a sixth form college and adult education facilities. There are a number of nursery schools and play groups in the area. Next door to the Community College is a Leisure Centre which is open 7 days a week. There are also sports facilities for football, rugby, tennis and bowls in Cross-in-Hand. There is also a Youth Centre located on the High Street in Heathfield.

Annual Events

The town is well known for several unique events which include the Heffle Cuckoo fair on the first weekend of Spring, Heathfield Agricultural Show on the May bank holiday, Le Marche, a giant French market set-up in the centre of town on the August bank holiday Monday, a fair ground that arrives in August and a Christmas family day organised by the Chamber held in November.

Heathfield History

For further information on the history of Heathfield please go to Heathfield – Tourism.