News and Events
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- WINNIE-THE-POOH ANNIVERSARY EVENT: 1st October 2016. Events to mark the 90th anniversary of the publication of Winnie-the-Pooh - part of the Sussex Walking Festival. More info here
- A CREATIVE CELEBRATION OF ASHDOWN FOREST: 8th - 15th October 2016. A week of specially commissioned events to celebrate the Ashdown Forest - a collaboration between local artists and the Ashdown Forest Centre. More info here.
- QUEEN'S AWARD FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE 2016 - The Conservators of Ashdown Forest has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award for voluntary service a group can receive in the UK. The Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, Mr Peter Field, presented the award at a ceremony very generously sponsored and hosted by Ashdown Park Hotel on Monday 19th September 2016. More information and photos can be viewed here.
- SPARK 2016 AWARDS - Our Education Programme picked up the Environmental Achievement Award at the SPARK Awards 2016.
- LIVESTOCK ON THE FOREST
Commoner’s animals are now out on the Forest
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
- Annual Report 2015-2016
- Strategic Plan 2016-2020
- 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 - 30th September
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
Every 3rd Monday of the month
10am - 11.30am
£5 per family - booking essential
For more details click here