In chapter eight of Winnie-the-Pooh, Christopher Robin led his friends on an expedition to the North Pole, but while on their way, Roo fell into a stream. Luckily Pooh discovered the North Pole (a literal pole) and used it to fish Roo out of the stream. 

“Christopher Robin asks Pooh where he got the pole from, and Pooh says that he just found it, and Christopher Robin announces that it is not just a pole, it is the North Pole!”

The very important pole is then put in the ground and it shall forever be known as the North Pole which was discovered by Pooh. When you visit the ‘North Pole’ today, you won’t find a pole so you’ll have to use your imagination a little bit, but there is the stream that Roo fell into and a little bridge.

Winnie-the-Pooh at the North Pole


The North Pole is off the beaten track, at the bottom of a steep valley. We would not advise taking young children or prams as the path is very uneven and the path can be very muddy. Please wear sensible footwear on this walk.