Ashdown Forest Walk: Sunday 1 May 2016

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Celebrate May Day with a beautiful stroll on Ashdown Forest!

We will start near the old Iron Age settlement at Kings Standing, home of the Aspidistra transmitter, and walk across the heather and gorse heathland with magnificent views across the Weald to the South Downs.

We will then descend into the valley towards the Airman's Gravea memorial to the six man crew of a Wellington bomber of 142 Squadron who were killed when it crashed in the forest on the morning of 31 July 1941 on its return from a raid on Cologne during World War II.  We will finish at the Foresters Arms pub in Fairwarp.

There is a wide variety of wildlife on the forest, including wild ponies and a huge variety of birds.

Walk details:

Start: Kings Standing, Ashdown Forest

Finish: Foresters Arms pub, Fairwarp

Approximate Distance: 5 miles / 8km

Departure Date & Time: Sunday 1 May 2016, 10.30am

Departure Point: Old Steine (South) Stop S, Brighton

Return in Brighton: Approx 5pm


What to Bring:

Sturdy walking boots

Warm clothes



First Aid kit

Map & Compass (optional)


The bus driver will carry a map, compass and First Aid kit. 


On the bus: 

Adult: £10; Concessions: £9; Students: £6; Children: £5

Pre-booked (below):

Adult: £8; Concessions: £7; Students: £5; Children: £4

Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children): £15

Mates rates (up to four adults): £20

Early bird (book up to two weeks in advance and get BIG discounts):

Adult: £6; Concessions: £5; Students: £4; Children: £3

Or if you're really keen...

Regular Rambler (the whole season - 6 walks): £25



01273 681681



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Terms & Conditions of Travel:


Please be at the departure point at least 5 minutes before departure

We reserve the right to use a different vehicle from the ones advertised if required for any reason

We will not be liable for any loss or inconvenience resulting from delays to the journey (Sorry!)

We will not be liable for any injury sustained on the walk

Walkers must have a really good time (We'll help with that!)


If You Can't Go:


We regret that all tickets are non-refundable. However you are welcome to sell your tickets to others, please just notify of us in the change of names. Please print a copy of your confirmation email to pass on to the new ticket-holder.


What You Can Expect from Us:


The Big Lemon has a reputation for providing a friendly, personal service, and you can be confident that we will always do our best to ensure you have a fantastic time.


In the event of traffic delay, breakdown, or other event beyond our control we will keep you informed at all times and work non-stop to put it right. If we keep you waiting we will do our best to furnish you with complementary refreshments in the meantime.  We promise that we will always look after you.


If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of the service, please let us know what is wrong and how we can put it right.


What Others Have Said About Our Walks:


"Superbly organised rambles into breathtakingly beautiful Sussex country side with creative, imaginative, highly entertaining & like-minded people" 

"A great way to spend a Sunday, fresh air, countryside, good company and a pub lunch" 


What Happens Next:


You will receive an email confirming your booking; this is your ticket!  You do not need to print it - either show it to us on your smartphone or simply note down the four digit booking reference.


All tickets are return tickets


We hope you enjoy the day with us!


*Important Notice* 

Some people have reported trouble buying tickets online. We are investigating this but in the meantime if you have trouble call us on 01273 681681 and we can take your booking over the phone, or just turn up on the day!  Sorry for any inconvenience.