THE ENCHANTED PLACE

A very special place at the top of the Ashdown Forest, with a beautiful plaque dedicated to A.A. Milne (1882-1956) and E.H. Shepard (1979-1976). At the Enchanted Place, there are beautiful views across the forest, towards Hartfield and downhill to Cotchford Farm where the Milne family lived. Christopher Robin Milne unveiled the plaque himself in 1979.

It is thought that this spot is where Christopher Robin and Pooh sat at the end of ‘The House at Pooh Corner’ and explained to his teddy that he was going off to boarding school. The book foreshadowed the real life Christopher Robin Milne’s departure to boarding school in May 1930.

This location was featured in the film ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’, starring Domhall Gleeson and Will Tilston. It is a must-see for any film fans! On a nice evening it is also a great spot to watch the sunset…

“Wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the forest, a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.” - A.A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner, 1928

Plaque dedicated to A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard, the creators of Winnie-the-Pooh
From the film 'Goodbye Christopher Robin' at the Enchanted Place
Domhnall Gleeson and Will Tilston in 'Goodbye Christopher Robin', 2017. Photograph: Allstar/Fox Searchlight

VISTING

We suggest combining seeing The Enchanted Place with visiting the Heffalump Trap, Gills Lap and Roo’s Sandy Pit which are all nearby. The closest car park are Piglets car park and Gills Lap car park. Please be aware the terrain is uneven and not suitable for wheelchair users.