How to find us:


Ashdown Forest Centre, Colemans Hatch Road, Wych Cross, East Sussex.  RH18 5JP

(Please note the post code is shared with several other properties in the same area and Sat Navs may direct you to the wrong location.)

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By bus
:  There is a bus stop for Compass Travel 261 by the Forest Centre car park.

Opening Times:

Visitor Centre – open at weekends throughout the year from 11am – 5pm (or dusk if earlier) and during the week from 10am – 4:30pm. 

The Centre is manned by volunteers so opening times may vary depending on volunteer availability. Please check the News page for updates.

Forest Centre Office
– located in the Visitor Centre Barn.  Open from 9am – 4:30pm weekdays only (excluding Bank Holidays)

– there are public toilets at the Forest Centre which are open to the public during office hours and when the Visitor Centre is open. An accessible toilet (wheelchair accessible with a hoist) is situated in a building to the left of the public toilets and is also available for use when the Visitor Centre/Forest Office is open.

Temporary Closure – Accessible toilets will be temporarily closed between the 25th-27th of September (2023) while work is carried out. 

Get in touch.

Got a Question?   Check our FAQ page for commonly asked questions.  If you cannot find what you are looking for, please get in touch below. 


Alternatively call the Forest Centre (office hours only) 01342 823583.


If you have an urgent enquiry, requiring an immediate response, please contact the Duty Ranger on 01342 822846