every month
the year


exact locations provided via what3wordslinks below.
For clearest view of car parks use satellite mode.


September 24th
10.45am for 11.00am start


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October 22nd
10.45am for 11.00am start


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November 19th
10.45am for 11.00am start

Walk to the AIRMAN’S GRAVE

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‘The Hollies’ car park, Ashdown Forest

December 3rd
10.45am for 11.00am start

Walk at Abbots Wood

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Click the date for that year/month's event


⏩ Key: Article in Lowdown | camera Some photos | Cancelled due to extreme weather | 😷 Cancelled due to COVID 19 ⏪

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The Basset Hound is heavily built with joints that ought not be strained whilst a puppy & still growing. Up to about eight months, play in the garden & five-minutes walking on a lead is sufficient. From eight months it is recommended that walks are no longer than 15 minutes, increasing to 30 minutes at a year. Also during the first year discourage the puppy from jumping on & off furniture and running up and down steps. All fully-grown hounds (from about a year) can be exercised as much as you want, including at least one good walk a day.



My experience of Sat-nav devices is largely restricted to TomTom. Unfortunately it has become difficult to program them to include custom POIs, too difficult to provide them here. Below are POI files that we produced earlier. However exact locations are now provided via what3wordslinks above.
For clearest view of car parks use satellite mode.

Sadly, or perhaps not, much of what is below has been rendered obsolete by 'updates' made by the various sat-nav providers. However full details of the location of each event is given on the page dedicated to it and so if my efforts below no longer work it is hoped that members will be able to enter whatever is requested by their device from that information.

Available for various SatNavs, download a BHOC POI file for your SatNav showing the locations we regularly visit for our events.
▸ Garmin.csv
▸ Navman.csv
▸ ASCII.asc
▸ GOOGLE-earth.kml
▸ GPS eXchange.gpx
▸ MioMap.csv
▸ Nokia.lmx
▸ TomTom.ov2
▸ TomTom itinery.itn

Follow the instructions given with your device.

After the date of the latest update, it is only necessary to download and install the file on your device once, to provide POI information for all current locations.
last updated 24th March 2015

I have not been able to test all of these files and would be grateful to hear of any member’s experiences using them.

Latest models of Tom Tom use their program MyDrive Connect for updates and customisation, this should be downloaded from their website. UK users who haven't yet downloaded a copy may do so from here - My Drive Connect.

TomTom users using MyDrive Connect should download the ov2 file from this link and follow the instructions in MyDrive.
last updated 24th March 2015

Garmin provide a loader and a guide to using their POI’s here.

Those still using the older TomTom Home can download a POI file via the TomTom website by clicking this icon TomTom logo Follow the instructions given on the site to download the file to your TomTom. The file will appear in your TomTom device as POI category SEBBHC, this single file includes all locations current when last updated.
last updated 15th July 2013



Basset Hound Owners map leaflet, front page Basset Hound Owners map leaflet back page space Designed to fit on a single A4 sheet, intended to be folded in three, with, on one side, shown on the left, maps for walks starting at Abbots Wood, Butchers Hole Bottom, Sullington Warren and Cowdray Wood, whilst on the other, shown on the right, walks starting at various car parks in the Ashdown Forest; Broadstone, Gill’s Lap, Millbrook East, Long and The Hollies.

Those who do not have a copy, or for any reason require an additional one, may click on the map icons for printable versions. Where possible each event shown on this site is accompanied by a google© map.



The Ashdown Forest is our most frequent destination. It lies centrally within our region being both in Sussex and Kent and offers open fence free paths for our walks. Each event page has information on the location of our walks but much more is available on the internet particularly on the Ashdown Forest Conservators' own site. Included on their site are details of a number of suggested walks that you might like to explore. One, the Airman’s Grave walk will be familiar to those who join us regularly on our walks. Of particular interest is their advice on walking dogs in the Forest.

On 21st November 2022 the Ashdown Forest introduced parking charges at all of their car parks. Details of the current rates are on their website. This pdf file provides background to the charges and some indication of how charges may be paid.

iPhone or iPod users might like to download the free Ashdown Forest app from the iTunes store. It contains information on Ashdown Forest car parks, shows some walks that you might like to try and more.

The Ashdown Forest is highly dependent upon donations for its upkeep. If you would like to donate, they provide a way to do so online here.