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Christmas Hash – Ashdown Forest
Sun 30 December 2018 @ 10:30-12:30 GMT
This year’s Christmas Hash will take place this Sunday 30th December from ‘Hindleap’ car park on Ashdown Forest (as per our hashes in 2012 and 2007, if you can remember that far back!). The run will start at 10.30am, but try to arrive in good time for the usual pre-run chat and briefing before we head off.
The post code for several of the properties in the area of the car park is RH18 5JH. Google maps link here.
Those of you coming from Tunbridge Wells or Tonbridge should first find your way to Hartfield. To help you, I have clocked the distances from the Pooh Shop in Hartfield High Street. Continue through Hartfield on the B2110 towards Forest Row, and turn left at Coleman’s Hatch exactly 2 miles after the Pooh Shop. This road takes you up over the Forest (beautiful views to your right), past the Ashdown Forest Centre and on to the A22 crossroads at Wych Cross, 2.7 miles after the Coleman’s Hatch junction (take care not to turn left to go past the Hatch Inn at Coleman’s Hatch). Go straight on at the Wych Cross traffic lights, and turn left into the ‘Hindleap’ car park exactly 1 mile after the lights – don’t turn right into the activity centre sign-posted ‘Hindleap Warren’ before that. The car park (map reference TQ 404323) is just after Twyford Lane on the left and has a blue ‘P’ parking sign.
Anyone coming from Crowborough should approach the Wych Cross junction on the A22 from Nutley and turn left at the lights.
There will be three routes, a short walking route of about three miles, and medium and long routes up to about 7 miles. We’ve not had heavy rain for a while, so it’s firm underfoot with just a few muddy paths. Knobblies or trail shoes are definitely recommended.