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  • 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. Full press release available here.

  • SPARK 2016 AWARDS - Our Education Programme picked up the Environmental Achievement Award at the SPARK Awards 2016.

  1. COMMONER ELECTION - 15th APRIL 2016

Notice on election of a new Commoner - please click here.

Request for Counsel - Election Voting

Timothy Straker QC to whom the Board of Conservators instructed counsel

Opinion from Counsel for Commoner Conservator Election Protocol - June 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

Executive Summary

Document in full (148 pages - 5.2MB)


 

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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)

 

 

SE Tourism 2016

 

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

 

distant view of 2 trees


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.

 


INFORMATION BARN OPENING HOURS:

1st April - 31st October

Weekdays: 2pm-5pm

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

PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO TODDLER GROUP IN AUGUST.

***************** SUMMER PLAYSCHEME *******************

Monday 22nd - Wednesday 24th August 2016

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]

 

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