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What’s it like?

Set between the South Downs and Ashdown Forest, Uckfield provides easy access to acres of beautiful Sussex countryside, while at the same time offering speedy transport links to London and the South Coast.

Uckfield developed from small beginnings as a stopping off point for 13th century pilgrims travelling between Canterbury and Chichester. It still has many historical buildings which link today's thriving and friendly town to its fascinating past.

The many attractions for would-be residents include the lively mix of family and high-street shops and restaurants, the award-winning cinema (which regularly live-streams from London theatres, Glyndebourne and La Scala), the excellent sports facilities (including a large and well equipped leisure centre), the East Sussex National Golf Club and the many highly-rated state and independent schools in the area.

Uckfield is surrounded not only by idyllic countryside but also by attractions and beauty spots including Boothland Wood, Hadlow Down, Bentley Wildfowl Museum, Bluebell Railway and Nutley Windmill.

Uckfield and the many surrounding villages offer an attractive mix of rural beauty combined with modern amenities and mainline commuter links.



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Destination How long How often Changes
London Victoria around 1h24 every 30-60 mins 1 change at East Croydon
East Croydon 1h every 30-60 mins direct
Gatwick Airport around 1h30 every 30-60 mins 1 change at East Croydon
London Bridge 1h18 every 30-60 mins direct

This information is a guide only, and not intended to be a timetable! Times shown are at peak times. Please check for exact times. Source:


Schools rated as 'good' or 'outstanding', within 3 miles of the centre of Uckfield include:

Primary School teacher and children

Primary Schools

  • Rocks Park Primary School
  • Manor Primary School
  • St Philip's Catholic Primary School
  • Holy Cross CofE Primary School ​
  • Harlands Primary School
  • Bonners CofE School
  • Buxted CofE Primary School
  • Framfield Church of England Primary School
  • Little Horsted Church of England Primary School
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Secondary teacher teaching students

Secondary Schools

  • Uckfield Community Technology College
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College students

16 - 18

  • Uckfield Community Technology College
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This schools information is intended as a guide only and is subject to change.
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Clubs and societies in Uckfield

We have some great clubs and societies here in Uckfield.
Here is a selection. If we have missed yours please email us

  • Uckfield Grasshoppers
  • Uckfield Town
  • Utopia Triathlon Club
  • Buxted Park Hockey Club
  • Chelwood Gate Badminton Club
  • Buxted Park Cricket Club & Sports Association
  • Blackboys Cricket Club
  • Frontier School of Karate
  • The Uckfield District Lions Club Part of Lions International
  • The Uckfield & District Volunteer Bureau
  • Uckfield Allotment Association
  • Uckfield Bonfire & Carnival Society Ltd
  • St Peter and St James Hospice and Continuing Care Centre Support Group
  • 4th Uckfield Scout & Guide Band
  • Uckfield Model Railway Club
  • Uckfield Photographic Society
  • International Guild of Knot Tyers
  • Scuba2000
  • Uckfield Art Group
  • The Ashdown Singers Kent
  • Chelwood Gate Badminton Club
  • Uckfield Art Group
  • Uckfield Leisure Centre

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