Ashdown forest

Please read carefully the postcode is vague!

Kidds Hill/B2026, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3JD (Beware the post code is vague! GPS co-ordinates are 51.065478, 0.091373) or even better type in Gills lap car park into google maps and it should come up.

Ashdown Forest

Is big! The first time we came here for an event we ended up a couple of miles away! You need to be in the right place.We're about 5 miles west of Crowborough and 7 miles south east of East Grinstead basically fairly near to the middle of nowhere.

There are several car parks here, as long as its not been monsooning we should be able to use the "Summer Car Park" and the All Year car park. Base camp will be in the Gills Lap Car Park, if that fills then use the Gills Lap North car park (they are only a couple of hundred yards apart)


There is lots of parking available the first place to try is Gills Lap North Car Park, then Gill's Lap is Plan B. Plan C is the car park off the High Road about 300m south, Plan D is about 400m up Chuck's Hatch Road. 


Trees. moorland, hills. Which is nice but there is nothing here. We'll bring in a couple of portable toilets near base camp for events here.

Public Transport

The nearest train station is Crowborough and that's 5 miles away. East Grinstead is only a couple of miles further away. Beyond that the race really is rather in middle of nowhere so probably a taxi to base camp.

Local Hotels

Premier Inn - East Grinstead (9 miles away).

Travelodge - Tunbridge Wells (11 miles away)

Holiday Inn Express - Nearest are at Gatwick Airport (15+ miles away)

Other hotels in East Grinstead area can be found on Trip Advisor here.

Bed and Breakfasts in the Crowborough area can be found on Trip Advisor here.

Camping sites in the area can be found here. (There is no camping or overnight parking allowed at Ashdown Forest)