If you want a rest from driving there is access onto a public footpath just outside the garden, and the Vanguard Way is only 10 minute’s walk. Several vineyards in the vicinity produce some rather good wines which can be sampled and bought. The Bluebell Steam Railway makes frequent journeys from Sheffield Park, with its period railway station and it often holds special evening and weekend excursions for all ages.
A great day out can also be enjoyed in the Ashdown Forest, less than 2 miles away, which is an ideal setting for wildlife and offers the perfect location for picnics, walking and riding. The beautiful landscape of the Ashdown Forest was used by A.A. Milne as the setting for the Winnie-the- Pooh stories.

Further afield

This is an area rich in historic houses and beautiful gardens. Glyndebourne Opera House is only 30 minute’s drive. Why not have a day out, do some shopping and take in the Georgian Spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells or visit the seaside towns of Brighton or Eastbourne. Battle Abbey and 1066 country are both within easy reach or how about hiring a bike and taking a ride on the Cuckoo Trail.

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