The Estate at Bateman's

The Bateman’s estate consists of 300 acres of beautiful High Weald Countryside. Set within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this landscape is classically medieval; full of small fields, hedgerows, old trees, abandoned iron ore pits, hidden ponds and magical deserted trackways. The River Dudwell runs through the valley and there are seemingly endless magnificent views, making the Bateman’s estate the perfect place for a daily walk.

A view across the estate at Bateman's in East Sussex

Things to do

The estate is the ‘hidden gem’ of Bateman’s and as well as the network of footpaths that crosses it there are now three waymarked walks to guide you around the area’s beauty, history and landscape.  These routes can be found here.

Batemans estate walks

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With its sapphire body and fiery orange chest, Kingfishers are undoubtedly one of the most colourful birds in Britain. These small birds are very vulnerable to harsh winters. Bateman’s has the perfect conditions for Kingfishers to thrive during the colder season. The River Dudwell are abundant in minnows and sticklebacks which will sustain a hungry kingfisher and the muddy banks provide space to build nests.



Buzzards are often seen soaring over the Bateman’s estate, along with red kites. They can be seen gliding over wooded hillsides in fine weather or perched on dead trees or fence posts. Buzzards are slightly smaller than kites and have broad, rounded wings, and a short neck and tail.

Barn owl hunting

Barn Owls

Barn owls commonly build their nests in the buildings and around the woods at Bateman’s and are famous for hunting with silent wings and swooping down on their prey unannounced. If you’ve never seen a barn owl before, then winter can be a great time of year to look, as they often extend their hunting hours into daylight to find the extra food they need to get them through the colder months.

Great crested newt

Wildlife at Bateman's 

Discover a great variety of wildlife out on the Bateman's estate.