Welcome to the Ashdown Forest news and events section, see below for the bulletins prior to 2017. Please be sure to review our exhibitions and events listings to see whats happening on the Forest.

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News and notices 2018

Information about the High Weald public consultation: www.highweald.org/public-consultation-2018


News, media stories and notices 2016

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. More information and photos can be viewed here.

Queens award


  • Wakehurst Place plays host to Ashdown Forest sheep: read more here
  • Black panther spotted in Ashdown Forest: read more here
  • Discover Winnie-the-Pooh Country: read more here
  • Review of governance arrangement for Ashdown Forest: read more here


News, media stories and notices 2015

  • "Dog owners to blame" after sheep mauled to death on Ashdown Forest: read more here
  • Farmer shoots dead black labrador for killing 3 sheep and injuring another: read more here
  • Dog shot by farmer after 4 sheep killed on Ashdown Forest: read more here
  • Fire crews battle Ashdown Forest gorse blaze: read more here
  • Ashdown Forest Centre undergoes £2million improvements project: read more here
  • Big cat sightings in Ashdown Forest may be missing greyhound: read more here


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