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 Car Park, Chuck Hatch, TN7 4EX, 11am – for a little smackerel
Finish: Pooh Car Park, 3.30pm

We’ll start with tea and a smackerel at Pooh Car Park.

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

Victoria Station to East Grinstead: departing at 9.21am, arriving at 10.20am (or any other train arriving before 10.30am)

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

For those who would like to make a weekend of it we recommend Hillsdown Farm B&B, Twyford Lane, Wych Cross, RH177DH. Telephone or email Anita McNaught: 01825740278, 07958949677, [email protected]

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


Pooh Car Park, Chuck Hatch, TN7 4EX, 11am


11am – 3.30pm


£45, Concession price available for children. Please email [email protected]


Idler tote bag with a magazine, badge and bookmark, Tea and a smackerel before departure

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