A memorial to A. A. Milne looks over the Five Hundred Acre Woods. Photo by Tom Lee on Flickr

The Five Hundred Acre Wood is a section of Ashdown Forest in southern England, 40 miles outside of London. It was here that author A. A. Milne was inspired to write his Winnie-the-Pooh stories, naming the area the Hundred Acre Wood in his books.

Within this public park, you can find a number of Pooh-related sites including Gill’s Lap (called Galleon’s Lap in the Poohniverse), Pooh Bridge, and a teashop devoted to our favorite pantless bear. It was on the nearby Cotchford Farm that Milne wrote all of the Winnie-the-Pooh books. A pamphlet and detailed map of these and more Pooh sites can be downloaded from the Ashdown Forest’s website for a small donation.

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