There are numerous entrances to this amazing Forest so worth visiting the main Ashdown Forest website for alternatives.
An area of free public access over 6,400 acres of the High Weald crossing the Sussex / Kent borders the remains of the Lancaster Great Park originally set aside for hunting deer which can still be seen in the area in good numbers. It also has commoners rights that are exercised so you will see sheep and long horn cattle on the grounds at various times of the year. A very popular dog walking area. Duddleswell is a great venue a real find where you can exercise your dogs on heather and open moorland, teach them to swim in the numerous ponds and pools (nice shallow bottoms with easy entries or deeper pools can be found on either side of the road from the public car park) or do a bit of training if your a gundog owner. Great for pupsters to explore! The Forest is the Famous home of Winnie the Pooh, Pooh Bridge! Pooh sticks anyone?!! Ideal if you fancy a more scenic route from Sussex to London.
Within reach of this walk which can be found triangulated between the M26 East Grinstead/Royal Tunbridgewells, A22 East Grinstead/Uckfield, A26 Royal Tunbridge Wells/Uckfield directly off the B2026 Poundgate/Maresfield which runs through the middle is the lovely Duddleswell Tearooms open most days well known in the area for its cakes and cream teas, it has a good car park facility with shade that can accommodate dogs even on the hottest of days (they also provide water for dogs if you fancy a seat outside in the gardens) satnav ref TN22 3BH.
Alternatively there are good pubs at Fairwarp & Nutley that do a good Sunday Roast or the Ashdown Forest Garden Centre that also has a good cafe with toilets and car parking satnav ref TN22 3JP. Lovely group of walks well marked out or just explore and enjoy the scenery.
Well marked Bridle and Footpaths. Lots of walker maps available at each of the 40+ car parks.
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Edited: 8th May 2019. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate. If you know that any aspect of this listing is incorrect, please suggest an edit to let us know.