First walk at Hindleap



First walk at Hindleap, originally uploaded by crichardsphotography.

Ashdown Forest is an ancient area of tranquil open heathland and woodland occupying the highest sandy ridge-top of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is situated some 30 miles (48 km) south of London in the county of East Sussex, England. Rising to an altitude of 223 metres (732 ft) above sea level, its heights provide expansive vistas across the heavily wooded hills of the Weald to the chalk escarpments of the North Downs and South Downs on the horizon.

Ashdown Forest is famous as the setting for the Winnie-the-Pooh stories written by A. A. Milne, who lived on the northern edge of the forest and took his son, Christopher Robin, walking here. The illustrator of the Pooh stories, EH Shepard, used the landscapes of Ashdown Forest as the backdrop for the drawings that he provided for Milne.

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