The official opening of Wealden’s new open access countryside area, Walshes Park in Crowborough, is taking place on Saturday 1 September, with a Family Fun Day starting from 12:30pm.

Join us and enjoy the variety of free events and attractions, including of course, the beautiful Wealden countryside. Things to see and do include face painting; a falconry display; ecological walk; photographic competition; dog show; as well as food and local produce stalls. Dogs are most welcome but must be on a lead at all times due to the falconry display.

“It’s a great location with some splendid open scenery and wildlife,” said Councillor Ann Newton, Wealden Cabinet member for Planning and Development. “We hope local residents will enjoy this natural recreational area for generations to come. It’s the ideal place to picnic, play and relax, and we hope to see lots of families doing just that on 1 September.”

Walshes Park is located near Stone Cross on the southern side of Crowborough. There is currently limited car parking in Alderbrook Way. Brighton and Hove Buses Regency 29 Route provides public transport to Whitehill Road, which is a 20-minute walk from the park. 

Walshes Park provides an alternative recreational venue to Ashdown Forest, helping to protect the flora and fauna of this important heathland. It’s an excellent place for ramblers and dog walkers alike. In planning terms it known as a Suitable Alterative Natural Green Space (SANGS) and paid for through contributions from housing developments taking place in the area.

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