News and Events
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)
Stay up-to-date with Ashdown Forest...
- Winter grazing at Poundgate - click here for the notice and map. Electric fencing is switched on
- Installation of cabling for cattle grazing trial - Wrens Warren Valley and Gloomy Place
- Notice of Commoners Election - Annual Meeting of the Commers of Ashdown Forest, Friday 6th March
- Annual Report 2013-2014
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.
- The Forest Centre & Information Barn
- Meet the Ashdown Forest Staff
- Ashdown Forest Life Magazine
- E-mail us [email protected]
- Phone us on 01342 823583
INFORMATION BARN OPENING HOURS:
1st April - 31st October
Monday-Friday: 2pm-5pm / Saturday-Sunday: 11am-5pm
1st November - 31st March