Ashdown Forest is a walker’s paradise and it is the most popular activity that takes place on the Forest. Wide open spaces, far-reaching views, and tranquil wooded areas, ever-changing with the seasons.
All that is needed to escape into the joy of the Forest is a pair of sturdy shoes!
There are numerous paths, fire breaks and rides criss-crossing the heathland and woodland trails for visitors to explore and enjoy. The terrain is mostly rough and undulating, with some steep climbs and slopes, so not everywhere is suitable for prams or wheelchairs.  After rain the Forest can be muddy and slippery

If you don’t know the Forest, we recommend that you take a map or follow one of our mapped routes.  There are ten walks of 2-3 miles to choose from and, for the more adventurous hikers, there is a 14 mile circular route which visits the iconic Scots Pine clumps across the Forest.


The walks leaflets and Forest map are available from the Forest Centre or can be downloaded HERE.


Health Walks and walking groups – Health walks take place every Wednesday at 10am. Further details are here.


There are several local walking groups which use the Forest regularly.  Contact the Ramblers for information.