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 (invisible fencing) - Wrens Warren Valley and Gloomy Place
- Annual Report 2013-2014
- Latest News
- Up-coming Events & Exhibitions
- Friends of Ashdown Forest
- Fees and Charges for 2015/16
- Dog Walking -**NEW CODE OF CONDUCT**
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:
30th March - 31st October ..................................1st November - 29th March
Monday-Friday: 2pm-5pm ......................................Weekends only
Saturday-Sunday: 11am-5pm.................................Saturday-Sunday: 11am-dusk
EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES:
30th & 31st MARCH: Forest School Holiday Club for 6-10 yr olds
POP-UP CAFE OPEN: Fri 3rd-Mon 6th APRIL Ashdown Forest Centre 11am-4pm
Please click on the link above for more details or information on how to book a place.
Booking essential for all events - book a space now!!!