TQ4528 : Friends' Clump, Ashdown Forest

taken 14 days ago, near to Nutley, East Sussex, Great Britain

Friends' Clump, Ashdown Forest
Friends' Clump, Ashdown Forest
Ashdown Forest is a former medieval hunting forest, and is the highest ridge of the High Weald. At ten square miles it is the largest open access area in the South East. Ashdown Forest was purchased by East Sussex County Council from the De La Warr family in 1988. It is now managed by a Board of Conservators. Nearly two thirds of it is heathland.

This clump of Scots pines were first ordered to be planted here in 1825 by Elizabeth, Countess de la Warr. At the time local people were outraged by this and many of the trees were cut down. However, in 1973 The Friends of Ashdown Forest decided to commemorate the "Year of the Tree" by planting the Friends' Clump. They provide a good waymark for walkers.
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TQ4528, 25 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 November, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 6 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Uplands  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4559 2897 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:2.4987N 0:4.5209E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4561 2894
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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