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
  • We are now taking orders for the 2nd Batch of Heathland Hebridean Hogget, which will be ready after Christmas. Please contact us to reserve a box or half box
  • Heathland Hebridean Hoggett - if you have already put your name down for the first batch of Hogget, it will be ready for collection on the afternoon of WEDNESDAY 26th NOVEMBER, please confirm that you are able to collect by ringing us on 01342 823583 or email us
  • The Wood List is now OPEN. Call 01342 823583 or email us to add you name
  • Tender for licence to sell ice cream on Ashdown Forest - The Ashdown Forest Act 1974 allows the sale of ice cream from not more than six vehicles on Ashdown Forest.  The Conservators of Ashdown Forest are empowered under the same Act to issue a licence for such sales and now invite tenders for the next three year period from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2017.  All tenders should be in a sealed envelope and be received by this office no later than 16.30 on Friday, 24 October 2014.  Envelopes should be addressed to The Clerk, The Ashdown Forest Centre, Wych Cross, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JP. Click here for the tender application form
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Discover more at Ashdown Forest...

The Forest Centre and glade of trees with picnic tables.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.

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