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Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood

Listed under Literary Locations in South East England, United Kingdom.

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This is one of my most loved literary locations, the bridge at Pooh Corner in the Ashdown Forest (the 100 Acre Wood). This what I want from an experience visiting places in my favourite books, to be able to relive the actions…so naturally I played Pooh sticks… The current bridge replacing the one immortalised by A.A.Milne was erected in 1999 (Disney wanted to pay for it but locals said no thanks!). The original was built in 1907 and restored in 1979 but it was thought safer - considering the increased traffic to build a whole new model. The area surrounding the bridge has been stripped bare for pooh sticks, which makes it look a bit barer than you may have been expecting so you may want to pick one up on your way in. Basically the forest is just a forest, trees, walking trails, woodland, not many animals ‘cause they’re scared off by all the people looking to play poohs sticks, but this is where Galleon’s Leap, Roo’s Sandpit and The Dark and Mysterious Forest are all actually located so if you have any imagination at all you’ll be happy just to wander and ponder and maybe read a few of Pooh’s philosophies on life. You probably won’t plan your holiday around visiting the 100 Acre Wood but it is definitely worth a detour if you loved the books as a child. Bring the map supplied in the front cover of most editions of the book. There is also a llama farm?

Written by  Sophie Edgerton.

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Hi all! My name is Bee Lee and can someone tell me how to get here from London proper? Particular from the Paddington tube station? Thanks, all!

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Hi Ben. The nearest station is East Grinstead. You need can get their from London Bridge, changing at Three Bridges.

Thanks for the response, Kat!

Where is the link?

where is the link?

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The link to what?

If you mean the map link it's now at the top of the right hand column.

thanks - I've found it! Top right hand side

Winter hours?

We would like to visit the last week of January or the first week of February. Is it open to the public and what are the hours?

Thank you.

what town is the hundred acre wood in ?

you did not mention this in the entry above and my chlid would really love to go and play pooh sticks

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Under the photo is a link to a map of the area, so you can have a look at the easiest way to get there... easily! Hope your child loves it.

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