EEYORE'S SAD & GLOOMY PLACE

Eeyore is often characterised as a sad and gloomy donkey so it is only natural that he had a ‘sad and gloomy’ place. No one not even the adult Christopher Robin Milne remembered exactly where Eeyore’s place was located, but is somewhere in Wren’s Warren Valley

Eeyore's Gloomy Place from the 1966 film 'Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree'
Intro Scene from Walt Disney's 'Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree', 1966

Eeyore, the old grey Donkey, stood by the side of the stream, and looked at himself in the water. “Pathetic,” he said. “That’s what it is. Pathetic.” He turned and walked slowly down the stream for twenty yards, splashed across it, and walked slowly back on the other side. Then he looked at himself in the water again. “As I thought,” he said. “No better from THIS side. But nobody minds. Nobody cares. Pathetic, that’s what it is.” - A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh, 1926

Eeyore's Sad & Gloomy Place at Wren's Valley
Wren's Warren Valley, otherwise known as Eeyore's Sad & Gloomy Place

Fun fact: Christopher Robin actually had a ‘pet’ donkey in real life. But her name wasn’t Eeyore, she was called Jessica! But we are sure that she made the noise ‘eeyoreeee’

VISITING

Eeyore’s Sad & Gloomy Place is further away from the rest of the ‘Pooh Sites’. There is a circular route you can follow which encompasses seeing The North Pole and Eeyore’s Gloomy Place. It takes roughly 1 hour, the terrain is undulating and quite steep in parts. Not suitable for prams, young children or the elderly.