Ashdown Forest is a large expanse of lowland heath in south-east England. Approximately 97 hectares. (240acres), a nature reserve managed by the Sussex Wildlife Trust and owned privately. It has long been the Trust's aim to graze the heathland in order to control scrub and bracken using, as far as possible, hardy breeds of animal. For several years sheep were used and in recent years eight Dexter steers joined them.
Ellie at Old Lodge
Steve Webster- Reserves Officer for Sussex Wildlife Trust.
N.B. The latest from SWT is that ponies are due to return to the 'Forest' this spring. (2000)