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Ruff guide to Friston Forest
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Find out about me, my owner and my favourite place for a walk in Friston Forest, as well as great dog friendly places to eat and sleep near by.

Amber the dog from High Lodge

Making a bug home at an Eco-Kids event.  My owner and me

I’m a strong, healthy and very springy one-year-old Springer Spaniel, who is looked after by marketing manager Josephine. I have no war wounds yet, although I have had plenty of tumbles as I love running around – a lot!

Making a bug home at an Eco-Kids event.  Favourite treat

Steak! Although I would prefer my ball, over anything really. It’s just so versatile. And I can wolf down a steak in no time at all, while I can take my ball with me to play catch whenever I like.

Making a bug home at an Eco-Kids event.  Best trick

Tricks are for kids – I don’t do them.

Making a bug home at an Eco-Kids event.  Arch rival

My arch nemesis is the hoover – it’s just so noisy! And I bark at bottles – I know, I’m puzzled by that one too…

Making a bug home at an Eco-Kids event.  Favourite places for a walk

The White Horse View trail from the Forestry Commission car park on Litlington Road. It’s the best as I can have a really good sniff of everything, get really, really tired and there are great sticks to be found there too. The sticks are all mine of course.

Making a bug home at an Eco-Kids event.  Water stops

There are plenty of streams to stop at for a quick drink.

Making a bug home at an Eco-Kids event.  Other useful information

I'm told that dogs need to be kept on a lead around the main visitor area. Visit Friston Forest for more information about what's available on site.

Dog friendly places to stay

The Olde Forge Hotel & Restaurant - 3.39 miles away

Magham Down, Nr Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 1PN
Tel: 01323 842893

Powder Mills Hotel - 8.89 miles away

Powdermills Lane, Battle, East Sussex TN33 0SP
Tel: 01424 775511

The Star Alfriston - 9.86 miles away

Alfriston, Nr Polegate, East Sussex BN26 5TA
Tel: 01323 870495

Deans Place Hotel - 10.03 miles away

Seaford Road, Alfriston, East Sussex BN26 5TW
Tel: 01323 870248

Dog friendly places to eat

The Merrie Harriers - 1.81 miles away

Cowbeech, Herstmonceux, East Sussex BN27 4JQ
Tel: 01323 833108

Horse & Groom - 1.87 miles away

Rushlake Green, East Sussex TN21 9QE
Tel: 01435 830320

The Cricketers Inn - 8.82 miles away

Berwick, near Polegate, East Sussex BN26 6SP
Tel: 01323 870469

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These are suggestions only, we do not endorse or approve external sites or services. Please check out comparison websites before you book.

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What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Horse riding
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Picnic
  • Walking
  • Barbeque
  • BBQs are now bookable - 01580 213044
  • Viewpoint
  • Views over the Cuckmere Valley and White Horse etched on the downs
More about what's here


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Postcode: BN25 4AD

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