Visit picturesque Uckfield
A pretty town on the River Uck in Wealden, East Sussex, Uckfield has much to offer, including several beauty spots and nature reserves such as West Park, Nightingale Wood and Hempstead Meadows. Perfect for nature lovers, birdwatchers, photographers or just those hoping to get away for some peace and quiet. That's not to say you'll be bored, however, as a cinema, museum and several bars and restaurants are all on offer and in easy reach.
Take a train trip down memory lane�
...Or, more accurately, tracks. Uckfield is home to heritage railways The Lavender Line and The Bluebell Railway, which offer the chance to ride on real steam trains and visit stations restored to how they once were. Perfect for history buffs.
Get into the carnival spirit
The first Saturday in September sees Uckfield transform, as a torchlit carnival takes place featuring an impressive parade through the town centre. Looking for accommodation in Uckfield? Travelodge Hellingly Eastbourne Hotel is just 10 miles away, while Travelodge Hickstead Hotel lies 15 miles to the west of Uckfield, both offering excellent rates for short stops or longer stays.