News and Events
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- HINDLEAP CAR PARK - Hindleap western carpark entrance is extremely eroded with pot holes. The Conservators have tried on numerous occasions to mend or resurface it. We have decided to close this entrance permanently and restrict access into the carpark through the eastern entrance. This work will be carried out this week. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
- SPARK 2016 Awards - Our Education Programme picked up the Environmental Achievement Award at the SPARK Awards 2016.
- COMMONER ELECTION - 15th APRIL 2016
Notice on election of a new Commoner - please click here.
Timothy Straker QC to whom the Board of Conservators instructed counsel
- LIVESTOCK ON THE FOREST
Commoner’s animals will start going back out onto the Forest on Tuesday 05 April 2016. Signage will be going out to inform Forest users.
To check where the Conservators livestock are currently grazing please click here.
For advice on walkers' safety around livestock please click here.
- GOVERNANCE OF ASHDOWN FOREST - 2016 REVIEW
Message from the Chair of the Board of Conservators - please click here
For more information relating to the Governance Review please click here
- ASHDOWN FOREST CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT PLAN 2016-2020
- NEW OPENING HOURS. The Forest Centre Office and toilet facilities will now be shutting at 4.30pm every Friday.
- Annual Report 2014-2015
- Latest News
- Up-coming Events & Exhibitions
- Friends of Ashdown Forest
A Year in the Life of Ashdown Forest
A gorgeous film, produced by the Friends of Ashdown Forest, giving a 'behind the scenes' look at just what it takes to manage and maintain the Forest in the 21st Century. To view the film click here or visit our YouTube Channel. (Released December 2013)
Discover more at Ashdown Forest...
Originally a deer hunting forest in Norman times, Ashdown Forest is now one of the largest free public access space in the South East. It is a great place for walking and enjoying spectacular views over the Sussex countryside and is known the world over as the 'home' of Winnie-the-Pooh.
The Forest is at the heart of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has national and international protection because of its wildlife. Nearly two thirds of its 6500 acres (2500 hectares) are heathland, amounting to 2.5% of the UK's extent of this rare habitat. How to get to Ashdown Forest
The Forest Centre is the headquarters of the Conservators of Ashdown Forest who are responsible for the management the Forest. It is the best starting point for finding out about the Forest, what you can see, and where you can go.
- Phone us on 01342 823583
- E-mail us at [email protected]
- The Forest Centre - Office, Information Barn and Education Barn
- Meet the Ashdown Forest Staff
- Ashdown Forest Life Magazine
INFORMATION BARN OPENING HOURS:
1st April - 31st October
Weekends : 11am-5pm
********** NEW PARENT/CARER & TODDLER GROUP ***********
A new group for children aged 2-5 years - join us to explore the wonderful wildlife of Ashdown Forest
Monday 20th June - every 3rd Monday of the month
10am - 11.30am
£5 per family - booking essential
For more details click here
***************** SUMMER PLAYSCHEME *******************
For children aged 6-11 years
Woodland skills, games, stories, den buiding, nature exploration, trails and lots more!!
£90 for 3 days - booking essential
Email - [email protected]