How to Get Here

The Ashdown Forest consists of 11 square miles of beautiful heathland and forest.  It is located in south east England and spans the borders on East Sussex, West Sussex and Kent.  The Ashdown Forest Tourism Association covers the Forest itself and surrounding towns and villages from East Grinstead and Felbridge down to Uckfield and West Hoathly and Ardingly over to the edge of Tunbridge Wells.

Map of the Ashdown Forest

To download a map of the Ashdown Forest showing the location of all AFTA members please click below.

This is a large map with a lot of detail and therefore it may take a few seconds to download!      AFTA Map 2014

Bus Services across the Forest

There is an extensive bus  service across the Forest – see map below

Bus Map 2014

Sunday Minibus Service

A new Sunday Minibus Service will operate through the Summer on Sundays only.  The route is shown below.

Individual tickets can be purchased on the bus or a Family Explorer Ticket is available for about £12.  This provides all day bus travel across the Forest for a family of one adult and four children or two adults and three children.  This is a hop-on service and the minibus can be flagged down across the Forest at convenient locations.  Therefore why not use this  service to explore the Forest.  Take the minibus into the Forest, have a walk and then pick up the bus at a late stage of the journey!

Forest Bus Service 24P1020179

 Railway Stations

Railway Stations around the Forest include :

Tunbridge Wells  with direct access to the Spa Valley Steam Railway

Eridge with direct access to London Stations

Groombridge within walking distance of Groombridge Place


Uckfield Station

East Grinstead with direct access to London Stations and the Bluebell Railway


Gatwick Airport  – within 30 minutes by car

Heathrow Airport – within 1 hour by car

London Airport – within 1.5 hours


Forest Cars – T : 01342 822228

They are based in Forest Row and provide a taxi service to and from airports and stations and other locations.

They are also able to provide 1/2 day and full day tours around the Forest.




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