Ashdown Forest

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Ashdown - a dark and mysterious forest

Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, England is a large open area of heathland together with pine, birch and oak woodland in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is famous as the setting for the Winnie the Pooh stories written by A. A. Milne. Poohsticks Bridge, Galleon's Lap, Roo's Sandpit, the North Pole, the Hundred Acre Wood and the dark and mysterious forest can all be found in Ashdown Forest.

Ashdown Forest was once a royal hunting ground and was originally protected by Act of Parliament in 1885.

The forest was at one time home to a number of Red-necked Wallabies, the result of an escape from a captive colony. By the 1940s these were believed to be fully naturalized and breeding; numbers declined, however, and the last confirmed sighting was in 1972.

The quaint village of Hartfield offers visitors a choice of public houses which welcome children, plus a tea room.Template:UK-geo-stub

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