There are over 40 car parks across Ashdown Forest. Our walks leaflets start from Forest car parks and all are circular.

No vehicles may be parked on the Forest after midnight. Please make sure you lock your car and take any valuables with you as break-ins are sadly too common.

The Forest is divided for convenience into four geographical chases. Here is a list of which car parks are in which chase:

  • West Chase car parks - Churlwood, Goat, Hindleap, Long, Millbrook East & West, Pippingford (lay-by), Reservoir, Trees, Twyford and Vachery.
  • East Chase car parks - Black Hill, Church Hill, Four Counties, Gills Lap, Gills Lap North (summer only), Kings Standing, Piglets, Pines, Pooh, Pylons, Quarry, Shadows, St Johns and Wrens Warren.
  • South Chase car parks – Box, Bushy Willow, Duddleswell (handy for the tea room), Ellisons Pond, Friends, Gorsey Down, Hollies, Lodge (close by the nature reserve), Poundgate, Roman Road, Shepherds, Smugglers, Stonehill and Waterholes.
  • North Chase car parks – Broadstone (near the Forest Centre), Dumpys (summer only), Forest Centre, Goat, Lintons, Ridge, Townsends and Warren.


A map showing the locations of car parks (identified with a blue pin) can be found here. Click on the pin for more information about the car park, including whether the car park is open all year or summer only.

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