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
- Heathland Hebridean Hogget & Mutton - We are now taking orders for the 2nd batch of Heathland Hebridean Hogget which will be ready after for collection on 29th January. We will also have Mutton available. If you have would like to order a half or whole box of either please give us a ring on 01342 823583 or email us
- The Wood List is now OPEN. Call 01342 823583 or email us to add you name
- Annual Report 2013-2014
- Latest News
- Up-coming Events & Exhibitions
- Dog Walking
- Friends of Ashdown Forest
- Fees and Charges for 2015/16
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.