Ashdown Forest

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Originally a deer hunting forest in Norman times, Ashdown Forest is now 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. It is an area of 6,500 acres (2,630 ha) of heathland together with pine, birch and oak woodland in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is famous as the setting for the "Winnie the Pooh" stories written by A. A. Milne set in the Five Hundred Acre Wood consisting of mixed deciduous trees including large oaks and beech trees.

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Sussex, Home Counties, South East England, England, Great Britain, UK, Europe
Variants:
Old Lodge, Old Lodge Nature Reserve, Gills Lap, Five Hundred Acre Wood

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Gills Lap

This is a roundel of fir trees located on the site of an Iron age fort at the top of Ashdown Forest.

Old Lodge

This Local Nature Reserve is set in the middle of the much larger Ashdown Forest. Heathland, acidic ponds and wonderful views across the Forest.

Dogs:

Dogs must be kept on a short, fixed lead, between 1st February till 30th September and when livestock are present.

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Admission

Opening times:

Never closes

Prices:

Free

Dogs:

No reported restrictions

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Contact

Address: The Ashdown Forest Centre, Wych Cross, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JP, UK
Phone: +44 1342 823583
Email: conservators@ashdownforest.org

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