Ashdown Forest

Ashdown Forest, East Sussex is a wonderful large expanse of open heathland and forest, perfect for walking and enjoying the scenery and also the home of Winnie the Pooh’s and Pooh’s bridge. There are over 40 car parks and more information about where to park can be found here.

Ashdown Forest is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and being the largest public access space in the South East of England, there really is space for everyone. It’s around 30 miles south of London with Crawley to the West and Tunbridge Wells to the East.

Ashdown Forest is also perfect for exercising your dog – our labrador loved it here! We parked at Piglets car park and walked from the car park down to Pooh Sticks Bridge and back again. This car park is also close to The Heffalump Trap, The Enchanted Place and the memorial to A.A.Milne. Pooh car park is closer to the bridge if you are wanting a shorter quick walk of around 15 minutes.

There are plenty of car parks to choose from, we’ve visited many times and parked up and walked in any direction – we don’t follow a particular trail or route as you can make your walk as long or as short as you like.

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If you are looking for some cafes/pubs in Ashdown Forest, here are a few suggestions we have tried and loved!

The Coach & Horses, Danehill

Foresters Arms

Duddleswell Tea Rooms

Other Things To Do In The Area

Standen National Trust
Bluebell Railway
Weir Wood Reservoir
Sheffield Park and Garden
Ouse Valley Viaduct



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