The Southern Slopes and the Airman’s Grave (PDF, Friends of Ashdown Forest)

Purple Heather on Ashdown Forest

  • 2 miles plus optional extension to tea rooms
  • tea rooms at Duddleswell (extend the walk – see map on PDF)
  • One longish but mostly gentle climb back to the ridge

Part of the Exploring Ashdown Forest on Foot series of guides, this walk has some wonderful views to the South Downs and takes in a lonesome memorial to the crew of a World War Two plane.

Combine this walk with other walks in the series, try Pooh Walks from Gills Lap.