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Ashdown Forest

Ashdown Forest, area of heathland and forest, c.10 sq mi (2,500 ha), East Sussex, SE England, famous as the setting for the Winnie the Pooh books by A. A. Milne. E. H. Shepard's evocative illustrations were inspired by the forest, called the Hundred Acre Wood in the books. Located in the High Weald, the forest was originally part of a larger Norman deer park and is now the largest open public space in SE England.

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