Heathfield is a small market town in East Sussex, England. The town lies near the junction of 2 main roads: the A267 between Tunbridge Wells and Eastbourne; and the A265 from Hawkhurst. It is practically equidistant from Tunbridge Wells and Eastbourne: about 16 mi (26 kilometres). In the past, Heathfield lay on an ancient trackway (The Ridgeway), connecting the South Downs with the Weald. Its market charter was awarded in February 1316 during the reign of Edward II. The Wealden iron brought success to the town during the course of the 16th and 17th centuries; the arrival of the train (the Cuckoo Line) in 1880 offered it another new lease of life. The latter was not a financial success and the branch line in between Eridge and Polegate closed in 1968. The trackbed is now called the Cuckoo Trail, part of the National Cycle Network. The original village, referred to as Old Heathfield, is now only part of the town, which has developed gradually. The town runs an annual fair called the Heffle Cuckoo Fair each April, and the yearly Heathfield show happens each May in the summertime. There is an Anglo/French market called Le Marché held every year on the August Bank Holiday and a fair that visits during the Summertime. There is a fairly large football field and a little playground. At Cross-in-Hand there is a rugby club for adults and children. Within the town, there are 2 flower designers, many churches, a few hair and beauty salons, 2 boutiques, an electrical store, 2 bookshops, 2 ironmongers, 5 charity shops, 2 pubs, a green grocer, a butcher, a baker, 2 antique shops, a supermarket, and a range of banks, estate agents, and eateries. For all of your home improvements, be sure to find reputable professionals in Heathfield to make certain of quality.