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The Llama Park
1.6km 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
3.68km 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
4.64km 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
5.74km from Ashdown Forest
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.
6.82km 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
7km 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.
National Trust - Sheffield Park and Garden
8.53km from Ashdown Forest
A Majestic manor house with a beautiful garden and it was designed by Lancelot Brown in the Serpentine Style but have developed into a major twentieth-century woodland garden and arboretum, planted in the Gardenesque style. The Sheffield Park Garden is famous for its display of spring flowers and is at its best in the autumn. It was originally laid out in the 18th century by Capability Brown and further developed in the early 20th century by its then-owner, Arthur Gilstrap Soames. It is now ow
Forest Way Country Park
9.02km from Ashdown Forest
The Forest Way is situated in the heart of the beautiful East Sussex countryside. It is approximately 10 miles long and is used for walking, cycling, horse riding and the quiet enjoyment of the countryside. This linear Country park providing walking, cycling, horse riding and the quiet enjoyment of the countryside. It runs for around 16 km from East Grinstead to Groombridge.
9.23km from Ashdown Forest
The Bluebell Railway runs steam-hauled passenger trains across 11 miles from Sheffield Park to East Grinstead, calling at Horsted Keynes and Kingscote. It is the first preserved standard gauge steam-operated passenger railway in the world to operate a public service. Having preserved a number of steam locomotives even before steam stopped running on British mainline railways in 1968, today it has over 30 steam locomotives, the 2nd largest collection in the UK after the National Railway Museum.
9.53km from Ashdown Forest
Explore a beautiful wild botanic garden, home to the Millennium Seed Bank and over 500 acres of the world’s plants in the heart of Sussex. It was a house and botanic gardens in West Sussex, England, owned by the National Trust. Visitors are able to see the gardens, the Mansion, and also visit the seed bank. The garden today covers some 2 km2 and includes walled and water gardens, woodland and wetland conservation areas.
10.95km from Ashdown Forest
Ardingly Reservoir was set in 120 acres of spectacular landscape near Berwick, in East Sussex, It was filled with water pumped from the River Cuckmere when river flows are high. The water is then stored in the reservoir before being treated and distributed to customers. The Ardingly Activity Centre provides watersports for the public including wind surfing, canoeing, powerboating and dinghy sailing. The reservoir is also used by Ardingly Rowing Club.
Groombridge Place Estates
11.02km from Ashdown Forest
The Groombridge Place estate is a truly historic moated castle that stood on the site in the 13th century with the house standing today built-in 1662 as its replacement. As well as the moated manor house, the estate boasts more than 200 acres featuring formal gardens, a canal, vineyard, farmland, and ancient woodland. It has become a tourist attraction, noted for its formal gardens and vineyards. The manor house has an associated Dower House.
11.76km from Ashdown Forest
Tulleys Farm is a fourth-generation family farm, located in West Sussex. Originating in 1937, the farming business at Tulleys was founded by Bernard Beare, and continues to be run by the Beare family to this day. Tulleys is best known for its seasonal attractions, most notably the annual Halloween festival held each October, entitled Shocktober Fest which has become the largest scream park in Europe.
Ouse Valley Viaduct
12.17km from Ashdown Forest
Ouse Valley Viaduct offers quite the dramatic view. A structural marvel, the viaduct was originally built in 1838 to carry the London-Brighton line over the River Ouse. It is located to the north of Haywards Heath and to the south of Balcombe. Known for its ornate design, the structure has been described as "probably the most elegant viaduct in Britain.
Borde Hill garden
12.19km from Ashdown Forest
Borde Hill is a beautiful Grade II* English Heritage listed garden set within 200 acres of scenic parkland. Renowned as a plantsman’s paradise, the Garden boasts rare shrubs and champion trees, stunning herbaceous borders, a large lily pool and subtropical dells with palms and banana trees. This heritage Garden is renowned for its rare shrubs and champion trees, created from specimens accumulated by the great Victorian plant
Borde Hill Garden
12.8km from Ashdown Forest
Borde Hill is a beautiful Grade II* English Heritage listed garden set within 200 acres of scenic parkland. It is an Ideal place for a great family day out and it offers fine plants with intimate garden 'rooms'. Magical woodland and parkland with superb views across the Sussex Weald. It is home to many rare shrubs: from rhododendrons, azaleas and magnolias to roses, as well as numerous trees.
British Wildlife Centre
13.16km from Ashdown Forest
The British Wildlife Centre is the very best place to see and learn about Britain's own wonderful wildlife. There was over 40 different species from tiny harvest mice to magnificent red deer and so more. The zoo was founded in 1997 by David Mills, who converted his dairy farm into a centre to celebrate British wildlife. Initially, the centre was only open to pre-booked groups but in 2000 it opened fully to the general public.
Hever Castle & Gardens
13.52km from Ashdown Forest
Hever Castle is located in the village of Hever, Kent, near Edenbridge. It was once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII and Mother of Elizabeth I. The stunning grounds and award-winning gardens, with statues, fountains, chess pieces cut from golden yew, 4000 roses, a Loggia at the Lake and many more wonderful sights, is a delight to walk around in.
High Rocks National Monument
13.53km from Ashdown Forest
High Rocks is a 3.2-hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest west of Tunbridge Wells in East Sussex and Kent. It is a Geological Conservation Review site. The location was formed when a melting ice sheet at the end of the last ice age uncovered hardened silt deposited when the area was part of the Wealden Lake. There are traces of Middle Stone Age and Iron Age residents, including a 1st-century A.D. fort guarding against the Roman invasion.
14.19km from Ashdown Forest
hiddingstone Castle is an historic house, set in 35 acres of Kentish countryside. It features large lawns for picnics, an intimate rose garden, woodland and a beautiful fishing lake. The house features the amazing collections of the late Denys Eyre Bower, a passionate and gifted collector of art and artefacts, Japanese lacquer and Samurai armour, Ancient Egyptian treasures, Buddhist objects, Stuart paintings and Jacobite manuscripts.
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Wych Cross, Forest Row RH18 5JP, UK
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.