If you’ve ever watched the movie “Goodbye Christopher Robin” or the latest “Christopher Robin”, you will surely remember the forest where “Billy Moon” and his father “Blue” walked around and, where Blue created the Winnie the Pooh character, Piglet, Eeyore and his friends.
This forest is called Ashdown Forest and is in the South of England, around 48km (30 miles) from London.
If you have spare time, if you like the books and movies of Pooh and would like to take your children to a different place, surely the forest is worth a visit.
In the forest, you will find the little doors of Pooh’s friends’ houses, Pooh’s house and the bridge from where Billy Moon used to threw sticks with his father and his nanny (now called Poohsticks Bridge).
No signs are showing where these mini doors are, so you will have to take a walk and discover it. The reason for not having many signs is because the forest is little advertised as they want to keep it intact and without grand tourism.
There are several paths to reach the bridge, depending on where you are coming from.
I went to Hartfield, a charming village, that has a Winnie the Pooh souvenir shop, called Pooh Corner, and some good restaurants.
From Hartfield, we drove and parked at Pooh Car Park. Set your GPS on TN7 4EX postcode and you will see signs for the parking lot.
From the car parking, we took a 15-20 minute walk to the bridge.
This walk is up/downhill and is not suitable for wheelchair users.
Tip: do not forget to take some honey for the children to leave for Winnie, otherwise, surely will have a child crying that you’ve forgotten it.