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Welcome to Ashdown Forest

Ashdown Forest is an exciting tourism destination, conveniently located between London and the South Coast.  It’s a great choice for a day out, a relaxing weekend or a longer holiday!

  • Relax and enjoy the stunning landscapes and varied scenery
  • Experience a wide variety of exciting adventures
  • Explore quaint  Sussex villages
  • Investigate a rich heritage that includes King Henry VIII and Winnie the Pooh

What will you find on the Ashdown Forest?

  • Fabulous Places to Stay: from award winning camp sites and bed & breakfasts to traditional pubs and world class hotels
  • Great Places to Eat: tea rooms & cafes to welcoming pubs and renowned restaurants. Expect locally sourced food, log fires in winter & summer gardens
  • Exciting Places to Visit: National Trust Properties, Heritage Steam Railways, Art Galleries, Theatres and Museums
  • Fun  Activities for the whole family:  cycling, canoeing, climbing, the crate challenge, bush craft, survival skills, golf and walking with llamas
  • Fun Courses to learn: willow weaving, basket making, cheese making and painting
  • Unique shopping opportunities: antiques, artifacts, crafts, toys, plants and farm shops selling artisan bread, cheese, locally produced wine & cider
  • Quality Venues for events including weddings, receptions and conferences

How to get to the Ashdown Forest?   Click on  ‘How to Get Here’ for details

How to find out about events?  Click on ‘Whats On’ for a guide to concerts, exhibitions and more

Click on ‘Regular Events’ for Folk Clubs, Steak Nights, Pub Quiz Nights and more

How do I find specific information? Enter key words in the  Search Facility ie Downstairs rooms

Can’t find what you’re looking for?  Email Barbara

Ashdown Forest is so much more than a walk in the country!

 Thank you to everyone who entered our 10th Birthday Prize Draw.

Also thank you to our members who donated

stunning prizes each month during 2014!



Film of Ashdown Forest

Ashdown Forest

Event Listings

Griffin Inn Wine Club – March

    The next Griffin Wine Club event is showcasing wines by Candido in... 

March 5, 2015 | View Event Details »

Tea Time Thursday at The Grove

Thursday 5th March 3.30 – 6.00 Make and eat your own tea, play games and do... 

March 5, 2015 | View Event Details »

Seafood Extravaganza at Perryhill Orchard

Friday 6th March 2015 Enjoy a 3 course meal prepared for you by Peter Bayless,... 

March 6, 2015 | View Event Details »

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For further information please contact Barbara E: Tel: 01435 863091

Regular Events

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Remember Mothers Day

         17th March


Go on a Bunny Hunt

over Easter Weekend!






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