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Ashdown Forest - Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Ashdown Forest

Ashdown Forest was 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.

Attractions Near Ashdown Forest

The Llama Park
The Llama Park1.6km from Ashdown Forest

The Llama Park is set on 33 acres in the heart of the beautiful Ashdown Forest. they have llamas, alpacas, and reindeer with Spanish horses, Shetland ponies, donkeys, sheep, goats and so more. The Park has picnic areas, a great children's playground with a bouncy castle, and lovely walks in a spectacular setting.

Pooh Sticks Bridge
Pooh Sticks Bridge3.68km from Ashdown Forest

Poohsticks Bridge in Ashdown Forest, East Sussex, was first built in 1907 and provides the setting for the beloved children's novels. The wooden bridge was officially declared closed on Monday after the wooden railing was ripped from the side of the bridge and the uprooted tree was left lying across the river.

Weir Wood Reservoir
Weir Wood Reservoir4.64km from Ashdown Forest

Weir Wood Reservoir in the Ashdown Forest is mostly water, surrounded by strips of open grassland, scrub and woodland. Low lying meadows also form part of the reserve. Access to the north and south of Weir Wood affords great views of this large water expanse, as well as exciting birdwatching opportunities. This is one of the largest bodies of open water in the county and it has rich and diverse communities of breeding, wintering and passage birds.

National Trust - Standen House and Garden

Standen is an Arts and Crafts house located to the south of East Grinstead, West Sussex, England. It features rich William Morris textiles and wallpapers, complemented by contemporary furniture, ceramics and pictures of the time. The National Trust acquired Standen Wood, originally part of the larger estate at the property, in 2001. The wood had been owned and managed as a nature reserve since the 1970s and is a haven for birds.

Kingscote Estate
Kingscote Estate6.82km from Ashdown Forest

An award-winning English vineyard in West Sussex, committed to bringing quality and finesse to every glass. With 67 acres under vine growing the 3 traditional sparkling varieties (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) as well as still varieties such as Bacchus, Regent and Pinot Blanc, the first still wines were released in 2014, with sparkling following soon after.

East Grinstead Museum
East Grinstead Museum7km from Ashdown Forest

East Grinstead Museum is located at Cantelupe Road in East Grinstead, West Sussex, England. Its notable collections include material relating to the Guinea Pig Club for former plastic surgery patients of the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead during the Second World War, and the associated medical drawings of Mollie Lentaigne. This museum replaced the town's first museum opened in 1926 in the St Swithun's Church tower under the supervision of the reverend Golding Golding-Bird.

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