High Weald

L_036956Brambletye Manor Barn is an historic Grade II listed 17th century barn set within eight acres of private land in a lovely country setting. It is within walking and cycling distance of the picturesque village of Forest Row, a gateway to the Ashdown Forest, which has a number of shops and restaurants.

With the Ashdown Forest on the doorstep there are days of adventures to be had whether walking, riding or cycling and there are also many places to visit nearby such as the Ashdown Forest Llama Park and Barnsgate Manor Vineyard where the views are absolutely terrific as you gaze over the Ashdown Forest. Gills Lap is a great place to walk to. On the top of a ridge overlooking the High Weald, Gills Lap is where a plaque is laid for Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh. The views here are breathtaking.

Forest Row is so called due to its proximity to the great Forest of Ashdown - it originated from the building of hunting lodges for the use of noblemen and gentlemen who made sport there many years ago. A more desirable spot could hardly be found; the venison was plentiful, and the scenery and brisk air delightful.

Nowadays, it is still as magical a place to visit, the open heathland provides a unique habitat for a wide range of rare plants (including orchids), birds (including woodpeckers) and wildlife. The beauty of the Ashdown Forest is that all walks are so diverse whether in length or in scenery. Kings Standing, which is at the end of one of many marvellous walks from Brambletye Barn, was the site of the former medieval shooting lodge where the deer were shot and this is just one of many examples of the interesting places you are able to visit. The owners of Brambletye Manor Barn will certainly love to tell you about them and have information on the Forest, its local history, footpaths and cycle routes to share with guests.

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