Around Ashdown

Sat 22nd Aug 2020

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
24ml.
Start Time
09.20
Route
East Grinstead (start location tbc by text)

A circular walk passing Weir Wood Reservoir before passing crossing Ashdown Forest to the AA Milne Memorial and then back to East Grinstead

General Notes
Please bring a packed lunch as there will be nowhere to purchase food/drink (unless the ice cream vans are out!) Lunch should be in the vicinity of Friends' Clump. This walk is limited to 6 people
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Walk Report

Around Ashdown, Saturday 22nd August 2020
6 walkers, 25 miles - leader Gavin Fuller
Whilst most previous walks in this area seemed to traverse the medieval hunting ground of Ashdown Forest, this took the different approach of a circuit loosely around or near to the edges of the area, and take in some less-trodden parts as well. The outer reaches of Storm Ellen thankfully had little impact on a generally fine day, with the forest at its heathery finest. Plenty of livestock to see en route, including flocks of black sheep, cows, one of which took quite an interest in one member's lunch, and goats. Other sights took in a bridge in a vachery, a windmill and a memorial to author A. A. Milne who the leader could boast a distant family connection to. Two of the party sloped off at Forest Row to get a bus (although a drink first appeared to be a priority) while the rest charged back on the Forest Way to ensure the whole day went at an average of over 3 miles an hour; not bad considering there was nearly 2,000ft of ascent!
Photographs by Gavin Fuller

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