Working in the Weald




Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

We're lucky to be located in an Area of Outstanding Natural beauty. In Kent that means orchards and hop vines, pretty oast houses, and village greens.

Staying connected

The Weald Primary Care Network is made up of a collection of rural practices but we are well connected by rail and road.


The A21 connects us to Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks and Hastings on the East Sussex coast. The M20 links us to the county town of Maidstone, Ashford with its international rail connections and the east of Kent.


Many commuters have made the Weald their home. It's easy to see why with the frequency and speed of the trains you can have the best of the city whilst living in the countryside and surrounding towns and villages.

The commuter towns of Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Paddock Wood, Marden and Tonbridge Wells all have fast trains reaching London in under 45 minutes. Yalding, Maidstone and Staplehurst trains will reach London in under an hour.


The main towns provide plenty of shopping opportunities with large supermarkets and high street stores. Our villages are well served by smaller stores and supermarkets as well as farm shops and stalls.

Eating out

We have plenty of choice when it comes to dining with restaurants featured in Harden's guide and the Michelin Guide as well as plenty of cafes, pubs and bars.

Breweries and vineyards have sprung up across the area including the Balfour Winery (Hush Heath Estate) near Staplehurst.  Farm shops are well stocked with fresh local produce including many essentials and treats including the ice cream at Taywell and cheese from Staplehurst’s Kingcott Dairy.

View of Hawkhurst colonnade of shops

Balfour Winery bar and event space near Staplehurst

Taywell Farm Shop on the road to Goudhurst


There are a huge range of leisure activities available for families from, Go Ape, biking and Gruffalo trails at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest to open water swimming, fishing, paddle boarding and walking at Bewl Water. There are a number of beautiful National Trust properties and gardens within the area for fun family days out as well as gardens at Marle Place and Pashley Manor.

Goudhurst Village duck pond with the village hall in the background

Saint Mary's church at Goudhurst with a view of the village hall

Cranbrook Museum house and garden

Housing and education

There is a wide-range of housing available throughout the Weald from charming cottages to modern new-build developments. Kent provides a range of school options from exceptional primaries, secondaries and grammar schools as well as a choice of private schools.