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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, bush craft, survival skills, golf, walking and wine tasting
  • Fun Courses to learn new skills  : 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 meetings, weddings, receptions and conferences

How to get to the Ashdown Forest?   Click here  ‘How to Get Here

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!

Film of Ashdown Forest

Ashdown Forest

What's On Guide

The Blues Band at Assembly Hall Theatre

Thursday 8 Oct 7.30pm What does a great, lively musical tradition demand? Discipline,... 

October 8, 2015 | View Details »

Putting Your Garden to Bed – A Talk at Sussex Country Gardner

Thursday 8th October Add New   A talk by Daily Mail columnist Helen Yemin about... 

October 8, 2015 | View Details »

Cheese Making Course at High Weald Dairy

9th, 10th & 17th October Love cheese?  Here is your opportunity to join a small... 

October 9, 2015 | View Details »

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


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