CrowboroughCrowborough is the most important town in the East Sussex Weald, with a population of well over 20,000 people.
While most of the population of East Sussex live on the Sussex coast, the inland areas are less well - populated.
Crowborough occupies some of the highest ground in East Sussex and lies on the eastern edge of the lovely Ashdown Forest.
While some early travellers thought of the Ashdown Forest and the area round Crowborough as terrible country, the Victorians grew to love the countryside here. Some thought it reminiscent of the Scottish countryside which was a highly fashionable holiday location at that time. This led to a growth in the importance of Crowborough.
Crowborough attractionsAttractions and interesting things to do in the Crowbrough area include:
- the Bowles Outdoor Pursuits Centre, where you can learn how to rock climb and ski on the dry ski slopes;
- Nap Wood, an area of woodland rich in wildlife which is looked after by the National Trust;
- Moorlands, a garden near Heron's Ghyll, which features an arboretum and which is open from time to time under the National Gardens Scheme;
- Argos Hill Windmill, a 19th century post mill on the site of a much earlier windmill;
- Spa Valley Railway Line, a steam railway which travels through the Weald on a 3.5 mile route between Tunbridge Wells and Groombridge, a few miles north of Crowborough;
- Pooh Corner, the world famous home of Winnie the Pooh in the Ashdown Forest;
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