29.06.19 How to keep cool on a hot day in Ashdown Forest!



Its going to be a scorching day today. Where could you go to keep cool?

Grab your fishing rod and go down to #OastFarmBuxted. Enjoy breakfast in the lovely cafe and then settle yourself by the lake in the shade for some fishing, reading and perhaps an afternoon nap! www.oastfarmbuxted.co.uk

Wander down the path under the trees to #ChelwoodVachery. Take a picnic and sit in the shade by the water. There are lots of shady places to explore and even some safe areas to paddle. Its a lovely peaceful place to spend time.

Visit #AshdownParkHotel and enjoy afternoon tea on the patio under a sun shade. Explore the grounds and find the secret garden, wander around the lake and sit quietly watching the deer graze in the fields. www.ashdownpark.com

Visit #SheffieldPark and explore the gardens. Walk out onto the pontoon to admire the waterlilies. Then pick up a picnic from the restaurant and enjoy a picnic under a shady tree overlooking the lake. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sheffield-park-and-gardens

Visit Michelham Priory and wander around the gardens. Then sit in the shade by the Mill Pond and admire the waterlilies. www.sussexpast.co.uk

Make your own shade. Drop into #MaysTerracotta at #HoramEmproiumand pick up a gorgeous Chinese parasol for your garden. They come in lovely bright colours. www.maysterracotta.com

Enjoy this lovely weather – its a great opportunity to explore the shady places in the Forest. For further details of cool places to go,visit our website www.ashdownforest.com