After recently watching Disney’s Christopher Robin I decided to research upon the true meaning behind this magical story. That’s when I realised that the real Hundred Acre Wood was only a 45 minutes drive from
Despite the well known story involving Christopher Robin and his furry friends, visiting the hundred-acre wood can prove quite difficult. You will most definitely need a car and a good map to reach Ashdown Forest located in the heart of East Sussex.
Starting Your Adventure Over At ‘Pooh Corner’
Located in the countryside village of Hartfield you will discover Pooh Corner, In my opinion, this is the best place to begin your adventure. Pooh’s Corner is a grand tea room & gift shop where you can freshen up before you begin your little journey of the day.
Luckily for us, it was a beautiful day outside so we decided to spend some time relaxing in the tea garden. Considering it was the only beverage stop in a very touristy location it wasn’t too expensive either. Which of course, is another great benefit of the day out. Let’s be honest, is there actually anything better than a pot of tea and some cakes? I think not.
My favourite thing about this shop was how involved they were with the history of their village. The staff inside were extremely helpful and directed us to exactly where we wanted to be. For only 50p you could purchase a Winnie The Pooh
Don’t Forget To Play A Game of ‘Pooh Sticks’
Can you really visit the hundred-acre wood without playing a game of pooh sticks? If you don’t know how to play don’t worry because the rules are very simple! Each player collects a stick, then when ready each player drops their stick on the upstream side of a bridge and the one whose stick first appears on the downstream side is the winner.
And if you still don’t understand the rules, make sure to click this link and Winnie The Pooh himself will show you how.
You Can Even Stop By Pooh’s House For Some Tea & Honey
Just a little bit further on from the bridge you will find Winnie The Pooh’s house. This was a hidden gem in itself because not many people knew it was here (so make sure not to miss it!) Just by heading up the pathway deeper into the forest you will be sure to come across this small property on the left.
It’s a very sweet area to visit with many letters and merchandise left by all of Winnie’s adoring fans. If you have little children, getting them to write their own letter to the animals would be a lovely idea, an idea which I’m sure all kids would love.
Go Beyond The Beaten Track Of Ashdown Forest
Ashdown Forest has parking lots surrounded with names like “Piglet’s” and signposts to Heffalump Trap, Galleons Lap, and the North Pole. It’s definitely easy to get around the hundred-acre wood on your adventure but, what if I was to tell you that there’s even more?
Despite this area being so famously known for this story, there is actually a lot more to go and discover. Ashdown Forest is spread across 6,400 acres of land. With its natural beauty and picturesque sites, it’s well and truly worth heading off on some of the local walks to discover more. Since our first