Trip out to Pooh Country 19th August 2011

On Friday the 19th of August 2011, Mel,Lucy,George,Jade and I set off for the pretty village of Hartfield in Sussex. This is the area where A.A Milne wrote the Winnie the pooh books and all the places in the books are set in this area.
After about a 1 hour 15minutes drive we arrived in Hartfield, we parked up and walked down to Pooh Corner which is the Winnie the Pooh shop and Piglets tearoom.




We purchased a map to show us to get to Pooh Bridge which was about a 10 minute drive up the road to Clunks Hatch where we parked in the Pooh car park. Its about a 15 minute walk from the car park through the forest. Along the path we came across an assault course type thing, that we all had a go on.












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We continued down the track until we finally reached Pooh Bridge, where we all played Pooh Sticks. You each hold out a stick above the bridge upstream and on the word GO, the sticks are dropped and the first stick out the other side is the winner.

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We continued over Pooh Bridge up the path as far as Winnie the Poohs House.

Pooh's House

We then walked further up, out of the forest and into some fields full of sheep.


We got to the top of the hill (At Upper Hartfield ) before, realising there wasn't any more Pooh related areas to see, so we made our way back to the car along the same route.






Once back at the car we drove a short way up the road to Gills Lap. Unfortunately the plaque of the enchanted place was missing, probably nicked for scrap metal :(.... we walked across the heath passed the site of the trap for the Heffalump looking for Roo's sandpit. We walked as far as the OS trig point before giving up. We were all hungry and thirsty. Must remember to take water next time!!.




George on the OS Trig Point Column



From here we made our way back into Hartfield back to the Pooh shop, bought some gifts before checking out the menu at The Anchor Public House. The menu was rather expensive with most meals between £15 to £20,with 5 of us it was out of the question so we bought some drinks and food from a local shop and made our way home.

Kids in a bus stop in Hartfield

Hartfield
Hartfield
The Anchor PH ,Hartfield.


An old Oast House in Hartfield.





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