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Ashdown Forest… just 10 mins drive from Bed and Breakfast.

8. Ashdown Forest, East Sussex

Famous as the setting for A A Milne’s Winnie the Pooh stories, Ashdown Forest is a fantastic place for a family walk, especially if you take in the famous Poohsticks Bridge. A downloadable leaflet from the Ashdown Forest website describes two great short walks. Remember to collect some sticks as you go, ready to try your hand at Christoper Robin et al’s favourite pastime.

Attractions in East Sussex

Beechwood B and B is close to many fantastic attractions :

1 National Trusts

2 Castles

3 Kids attractions (Blackberry Farm) Drusillas.

4 gardens

5 Ashdown Forest

6 Glyndebourne

7 Historic Lewes

8. Fantastic walks and cycling ( south downs)

9. fast links to London.

Welcome to Uckfield East Sussex.. transport links to and from uckfield.

Latest news:

June 2010
Liberal Democrats still promising to open the link to Lewes and Brighton.

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Improve Uckfield:

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The Uckfield Travel Centre

The present Uckfield station opened in 1991 replacing the original structure which was sited 50 metres to the south. With the closure of the line south to Lewes (where a junction allowed trains to continue on to Eastbourne or Brighton), the original station found itself stranded on the wrong side of a level crossing on the High Street which created traffic congestion whenever a train was arriving or departing from the station. The decision was therefore made to close the original station (which had been opened in 1868) and to open a new station on the other side of the road. The original station was demolished on 9 December 2000 after it had been damaged by vandals.

A campaign to re-open the line south of Uckfield through to Lewes, known as the Wealden Line, has been ongoing since 1986 and has attracted cross-party support. In 2008 the “Wealdenlink” presentation was published which gave new impetus to the campaign for reinstatement.[3]. On 23 July 2008 the Central Rail Corridor Board (a joint group of local councils and stakeholders) commissioned study by Network Rail reported that there was not an economic case for reopening, citing a £141 million cost and a low “Benefit To Cost ratio” of 0.64 to 0.79 when a BCR of 1.5 is the minimum needed to make a scheme viable.

Whereas the neighbouring East Grinstead line is electric, the Uckfield line is run only by diesel trains. It has been proposed many times that the line be electrified, but this is considered too expensive.

Read more about the history of the old station here.

Southern Railway Ltd provide a commuter train service between Uckfield and London. Here are the current timetables in PDF format:

For journeys far and wide go to National Rail Enquiries Timetable where you can enter your journey details, or call 0870 830 6000. Download PDF of the area map(43k)

Network Rail’s final report into the reinstatement of the Lewes-Uckfield railway line – download PDF

The Bluebell Railway is Uckfield’s famous steam locomotive. They have a very comprehensive site well worth a visit.


For Taxis see Local Services

See the Bus Services Page for timetables and contacts.

Transmanche Ferries now run the Newhaven-Dieppe route. Prices seem very reasonable.

The Uckfield Travel Centre 103 High Street, Uckfield TN22 1RP

The Red Box Travel & Leisure Company Ltd. 45 High Street, Uckfield TN22 1AB 01892 760 488

Countywide Driving School There are 3 local instructors and the company is owned by a family that has lived in Uckfield for 26 years. Countywide offers training for new drivers and also trains experienced drivers to become Driving Instructors and also offers qualified Instructors the opportunity to work.

For planning trips to London here’s an excellent Central London Bus Mapand the London Underground Map.

B and B

B and B

Welcome to Beechwood B&B – East Sussex & Glyndebourne Accommodation


Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence

Why not give a Beechwood B and B Gift Voucher, click here for details

Sussex accommodation Beechwood B and B is a Five Star Gold awarded /Bed and breakfast /Guest house accredited by Visit England and the AA. Situated in the village of Halland – just outside Uckfield. This Sussex style house sits in one acre of mature gardens.

We are ideally located for a host of local venues, including East Sussex National Golf Club and Glyndebourne Opera House. Within a twenty mile radius you can get to Brighton, Tunbridge Wells and Eastbourne.

We are only 25 miles from Gatwick and 3 miles from the local Uckfield railway station, which is a direct line into London.

We will be very happy to advise on the wide choice of local pubs and restaurants, as well as local places of interest and the excellent choice of National Trust locations within the area. We are open all-year-round including Christmas and New Year

We have an official 5 Star and Gold ratings and an Enjoy England Breakfast Award. See our guest’s comments and write a review.

Beechwood has recently joined the Green tourism Business scheme and has a SILVER accreditation.

Sheffield Park

Notice: The garden, shop and tearoom are open again as usual, although mobility scooter hire is not currently possible due to path erosion.

Acres of landscape garden bordered by historic parkland and woodland



There has been some form of ‘pleasure garden’ and parkland at Sheffield Park since the 1700’s. Today’s garden is a horticultural work of art created from centuries of different approaches to landscape design. Each owner has left their impression – whether it was the creation of the lakes, the construction of the Pulham Falls, the planting of Palm Walk or the introduction of many different tree and shrub species from around the world.




Four lakes form the heart of the garden with meandering paths circulating in and out of the glades and wooded areas that surround them. There are over 87 champion trees planted throughout, some of which help to provide the vibrant colour show that Sheffield Park and Garden has become famous for in the autumn season. The national collection of Ghent Azaleas combined with a selection of rhododendron hybrids supply a blaze of colour over the late spring and early summer months.




Our historic parkland would once have played host to deer and game hunting for the guests at Sheffield Park House, which are thought to have included Henry VIII. In a woodland copse within the parkland is our natural Woodland Play Trail offering adventurous play and den building for explorers young and old.




At the bottom of our parkland runs the flood meadow and river Ouse that form ourwildlife haven.  Exciting plans are a-foot to restore the river and flood meadow to their original condition, which will involve rebuilding the meanders in the river that once cut across the meadow. Already a mass of wildlife activity in the spring and summer with dragonflies, butterflies and birds buzzing around, the restoration of the meanders is expected to attract even more species to the area – a bonus for wildlife enthu