Idler Walks: A Winnie the Pooh walk round Ashdown Forest with Henry Eliot

Henry Eliot|Saturday 27th April

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Winnie the Pooh by Paul K

‘Where are you going to-day?’ says Pooh:
‘Well, that’s very odd ’cos I was too.’

Come on a guided stroll with Pooh around the Hundred Acre Wood in East Sussex. We’ll hunt woozles, play poohsticks, trap heffalumps, visit Rabbit’s friends and relations and quite possibly discover the North Pole. We’ll visit all the real-life locations from A. A. Milne’s much-loved books, including Pooh’s Thoughtful Place, Eeyore’s Sad and Gloomy Place and Christopher Robin’s Enchanted Place: there’ll be hums, hunts, smackerels and, of course, plenty of honey. This is a walk for six- and sixty-year-olds, for anyone who likes “a little something at eleven o’clock in the morning”.

Start: Pooh Corner Tea Room, Hartfield, 11.30am
Finish: The Anchor Inn, Hartfield, 3.30pm

We’ll start with tea and cake at Pooh Corner Tea Room in Hartfield, the home of A. A. Milne, before heading off on a guided walk through leafy Ashdown Forest. We’ll have a picnic lunch on the way so please bring something with you. The walk will finish at the cosy Anchor Inn.

We can arrange transport from East Grinstead station to the tea room for a small extra charge (est. £4 per person). We recommend the following train for this:

Victoria Station to East Grinstead: arriving at 10:50am (or any other train arriving before 11am)

Please email [email protected] if you’d like us to arrange transport for you.

About the Speaker

Henry Eliot has led guided walks through London for Google, the National Trust, the City of London, City Lit and the cheese shop in Leadenhall Market. He is the Creative Editor of Penguin Classics and the author of The Penguin Classics Book, Follow This Thread and, with Matt Lloyd-Rose, Curiocity: An Alternative A-Z of London, which Philip Pullman described as the “most ingenious, insightful, inspiring, intoxicating, and simply interesting guide to the great city that I have ever seen”.



27 April 2019


Meet at Pooh Corner Tea Room, High St, Hartfield TN7 4AE


11.30am – 3.30pm




Idler tote bag with a magazine, badge and bookmark, Tea and cake at Pooh Tea Room

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