Linton Walkers’ Outing to the Ashdown Forest!

The Linton Walkers, at Poohsticks Bridge.


For our Summer Outing this year we revisited the Ashdown Forest, the largest public open space in the Southeast. 27 walkers (a record for a monthly walk) enjoyed a tour of the places made famous in AA Milne’s Winnie the Pooh stories, including Galleon’s Lap, the Enchanted Place, the Heffalump Trap, the North Pole and the Hundred Aker Wood, as well as seeing a memorial to AA Milne and his illustrator, EH Shepherd.

Apart from a brief shower at the start, the weather was kind to us and the sun shone for most of the time. One or two found the four mile walk a little hilly (must do better next year!) but the views were spectacular, and I think everyone had a good time. Afterwards, some had a picnic up at Galleon’s Lap, and those so inclined visited the Hay Waggon Inn, in Hartfield, and some did both!

 

This picture of the memorial to AA Milne & EH Shepherd was taken on the recce visit earlier

in the year. It shows both the spectacular views, and also how cold it was that day!