There are many excellent exhibitions and events held on the Forest through the year.

These range from photographic and historical exhibitions to guided walks to family fun days.

To be sure not to miss out check out our listings on your Facebook Group here.



Regular Groups and Upcoming Events 2020

toddler gp 1 toddler 2 Chestnut Wreath


A group for pre-school children and their parents / carers - join us to explore the wonderful wildlife of Ashdown Forest through a short walk with seasonal crafts and activities.

Every 3rd Monday of the month.

Dates for 2020:

  1. 20th April, 18th May, 15th June, 20th July, 17th August, 21st September, 19th October, 16th November, 21st December 

£5 per family + booking fee - booking essential

Please wear long trousers, proper shoes and clothes that can get dirty.

To book please click: Eventbrite

For further information email: [email protected]


You may have heard, or overheard!, that there is an informal, fun creative writing group meeting 10:30am to 12:30 on:


In the Lancaster Room at the Ashdown Forest Centre.

For further information, please email.

POETS WALK - Tuesday 21st April - CANCELLED

10:00am to 1:00pm in the Lancaster Room at the Ashdown Forest Centre (RH18 5JP).

We meet in the Lancaster Room at the Ashdown Forest Centre, write for a while, go for a walk, then write about the walk. If there's time we look at a nature poem or two. We talk a lot too, that's a big part of it.

Please contact the office at the Ashdown Forest Centre to book at: [email protected]

    The Clumps Sponsored Walk

    Saturday 11th April 2020



    Join us for the revival of the 14 mile iconic Ashdown Forest Clumps Walk to raise funds for the Ashdown Forest Foundation.

    This is a charity trekking challenge visiting 12 of the Scots Pine Clumps on Ashdown Forest. It will take most people over 6 hours to complete. A shorter walk is also available.

    Registration is £15 (under 12s free). Sponsorship packs will be sent out from the end of January 2020.


    Sponsored Walk


    Gilly Halcrow "Whatever happened to Christopher Robin?"

    Thursday 19th March 2.30pm

    A talk hosted by the Friends of Ashdown Forest.

    For more information contact

    [email protected]



    Book Launch - "Ashdown" by Sian Thomas

    Saturday March 28th 2:30pm-4:30pm

    Sian will be launching her new book - a collection of poems to celebrate Ashdown Forest with illustrations by Reem Acason.

    There will be wine, an open mic and a selection of books available.

    poetry book launch


Ashdown Artists at Large - Again!

Weekends from February 29th to March 29th

Ashdown Arts at Large Again




Ashdown Forest Research Group Exhibition

The Sale of Ashdown Forest ... and how it was saved for the nation





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