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Explore Litlington Road
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A large car park providing ample parking area and sunny glades to picnic in. Several way marked trails start and finish from this area and there are also toilet facilities. It is a pay and display car park, which helps fund the facilities and wildlife projects provided within this wood.

Discovery Pass
Enjoy Seven Sisters, Friston Forest & Abbots Wood through the seasons with an annual Discovery Pass from the Forestry Commission.
Save money and time - get free car parking for one year at the following car parks:

  • Abbots Wood - Forestry Commission
  • Butchershole, Friston Forest - Forestry Commission
  • Litlington Road, Friston Forest - Forestry Commission
  • Seven Sisters Country Park Riverside - East Sussex County Council
  • Seven Sisters Country Park Forest - East Sussex County Council 

Purchase you pass for £28 online by callling 03000680400 or onsite at the Seven Sisters Country Park Visitor Centre. The Disovery Pass also gives you a range of benefits - visit the website for details of the current offers.


Current charge are £2.30 up to 2 hrs /£3.50 up to 4 hrs /£4.60 all day

Gates open at 8am and close around dusk, so please check the board for daily closing time which differs throughout the year.

Note: timber harvesting operations

The main part of the timber harvesting operations has been finished in the area above the Litlington Road car park. However, we would like to advise visitors that they should continue to observe safety notices and to wait until machine and lorry drivers have clearly signalled that it’s safe to pass. This is especially important near the timber stacks.
Further tree felling work is still scheduled for the area immediately adjacent to the car park and this will result in the car park being closed for a few days. Although the exact dates aren’t known yet, notices will be put up when they are so that visitors can make alternative plans.
We have received several enquiries about clearing up the branches following the operation. Branches are left within the forest in order to provide a very valuable habitat resource as they rot down; deadwood is recognised as a key component of a woodland and providing for it is an important part of the FSC accreditation.

Thank you for your patience during this time.

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Last updated: 22nd November 2016

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  • Picnic
  • Walking
  • Barbeque
  • BBQs are bookable - 01580 213044
  • Viewpoint
  • Views over the Cuckmere Valley and White Horse etched on the downs
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