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Address: Arlington Road, Arlington, England

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Love the walks and areas for children to play cricket, boules, picnic and barbecue

Always enjoy a day off the beach to visit Abbots Wood with the family but we were all very disappointed to find the natural wood playground had been removed. It was one of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 August 2016
Doreen1940
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I used to love Abbots Wood but the last few times I've visited I've been disgusted by the sheer quantity of dog poo that is strewn around the footpaths and in the woods. Both in bags, and loose on the ground. My toddler stepped in some and tried picking it off with his hands. It ruined our walk as we... More 

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Sussex, England
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Visited Abbots wood on Monday with my grandchildren. Haven't been here for a couple of years and we were very disappointed that the climbing play area has been demolished... why? .. surely not health and safety as if so then the toilets should be shut as they were absolutely filthy and only one working! Disgraceful... The woods themselves are beautiful,... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Great wood to go for a variety of reasons, from getting outdoors and enjoying the woods to a choice of different walks and well signposted. Different walks and lengths for all ages and a friendly atmosphere!

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Thank Matt K
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Have been here many times in different seasons and it is a real gem of a place to walk your dogs or just go for a walk. There are two walks one is short and the other a bit longer, we always go the longer walk as it is so relaxing. There are toilets in the car park at the... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Always enjoy a day off the beach to visit Abbots Wood with the family but we were all very disappointed to find the natural wood playground had been removed. It was one of the high points for the children and we cannot understand why this should be so. Would be glad to hear from anybody who knows the answer.

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Thank Doreen1940
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely to be able to do a circular walk, shame there were no dog poo bins on the circuit as we then had to carry it on the walk. Also very expensive to park. Apart from that very beautiful walk.

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Thank Jane D
Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Well managed woodland walk, signage although improved could still be more visible route signs around the walk. Can be quite muddy in sheltered areas after recent rainfall, so wellingtons would be handy, but overall a nice relaxing and restorative experience!

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Thank 81marvin88
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

Abbots Wood is only one of the woods in the Wilmington Forest albeit probably the largest. It's a good starting point at the Car Park here (season ticket £28 per year now - so only a tad over 50p per week - but gives access to Friston Forest, Exceat & Butchershole, Jevington, also). Each area of the Forest has it's... More 

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Alfriston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

I have known this vast woodland area for over 30 years, and there are parts that are more diificult to navigate with certainty than almost any other woodlands I know in this part of the country (i.e. Battle Great Wood; or Brede High Woods). The recent additions to the many walks of some new waymarkers, and we found a few... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Popped to Abbots Wood today, haven't been before. Nice enough woodland, there are toilets, walks and picnic tables but couldn't find a decent play area - just a single basket swing with a log and some stones one side of the car park and a few logs and hanging ropes on the other side. Did we miss it??

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