Ashdown Forest is a great place to be active and enjoy the outdoors.  While we welcome our visitors, not all activities are compatible with the rare wildlife, livestock and other Forest users.


Some activities will require a licence before they can take place, such as sponsored walks, organised running/orienteering events, commercial activities including paid for guided walks, bird watching tours, fungi forays, filming, dog-walking and training.  To apply for an event/commercial activity licence please complete the application form and return it to the Forest Centre.


Our byelaws do not allow cycling, metal detecting, camping or flying drones.  Barbecues and campfires/stoves are prohibited because of the high fire risk – please stick to picnics!  Model aircraft can be flown by BMFA members in accordance with the BMFA licence. 


If you are not sure please contact us and find out before you arrive.



For ideas of activities, events and other places to visit in Wealden please visit the Explore Wealden website: