The charming market town of Uckfield is situated on the southern boundary of the High Weald, near Ashdown Forest. That means trains passengers are in for a visual treat, passing open fields, clusters of trees and the winding River Uck on their way into the station. Although rail arrived here in 1858, the present station is from 2010, when an earlier version was rebuilt following flood damage.
Records of Uckfield go back to the 12th century, and many of the town's buildings hide medieval timber frames beneath modern roofs. Today, the town combines a rich community country spirit with a modern centre boasting two supermarkets, several banks, a cinema and a leisure centre, all within a two-minute walk of the station. Further afield, the charming riverside shopping area of Bell Walk offers specialist boutiques and antique shops. Beyond the town, other highlights include Wilderness Wood Tea Room and Barnsgate Manor Vineyard and Tearoom. Both are just a short bus ride away.