PLB : Ashdown Forest, Sussex- Creative design and consultancy for cultural and natural heritage

Ashdown Forest
For High Weald AONB & East Sussex County Council

The Brief:

  • Deliver a plan of action to work with the AONB’s Management Plan
  • Devise an Interpretation Strategy to manage visitors throughout the forest
  • Encourage sustainable tourism while including local and recreational users

Our Solutions:

  • A visitor management scheme that brings tourists to the Forest Centre as a ‘gateway’ for other activities
  • A coordinated approach to the interpretation of the area through simple ‘tiered’ messages which can be developed for the future
  • Recommended investment in sustainable media and activities which are low key, but help to increase people’s understanding and enjoyment of the outstanding heath and ‘birthplace’ of A A Milne's Winnie the Pooh.
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