The iconic Ashdown Forest will be featured on BBC1’s Countryfile on Sunday 11th February 2024.

Presenters Matt Baker and Charlotte Smith visited the Forest and spent a day exploring the many attractions.

The programme will include:

  • Matt on a bear hunt with Pooh fanatic and local museum creator Neil Reed to learn about the life of writer AA Milne and the Forest’s magical landmarks that feature in his amazing stories
  • Spotlight on a group of volunteers who protect the Forest’s precious lowland heaths
  • Charlotte on a hunt for deer as she teams up with High Weald’s deer management co-ordinator Sandy Williamson
  • Matt and Charlotte having a game of Pooh Sticks on the world famous Pooh Sticks Bridge.

Mark Pearson, CEO at Ashdown Forest, said: “We are thrilled to be featuring on BBC One’s Countryfile at prime time on Sunday evening.

“It was an absolute pleasure to welcome Matt, Charlotte and the rest of the team to the Forest for the day. We had so much to show them – after all, it is a great place to visit with so much on offer, whatever time of year.”

The show is screening on BBC One at 6pm on Sunday 11th February. You can catch up via iPlayer.