Harvesting operations are ongoing in Friston Forest. Please follow signs and diversions. The Jeremy Cole trail will have a diversion in place.
The potholes in the Butchershole and Litlington Road car parks will be repaired from 16 December. The car parks will remain open, please follow any signage.
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Our car parks open at 8:00am all year around. We have the following closing times:

April, May, June, July, August - 20:00

September - 19:00

October - 18:00

November, December, January - 16:00

February - 17:00

March - 19:00

How to find us

How to find us

Friston Forest is located adjacent to Seven Sisters Country Park, between Seaford and Eastbourne. There are three car parks at Friston Forest.

Friston Forest main car park is located on Litlington Road between Exceat and Litlington.

Butchershole car park is located on Jevington Road between Jevington and East Dean.

The Seven Sisters Countryside Park car park is located  off the A259 road between Seaford and East Dean. Please note, this car park is managed by East Sussex County Council, not the Forestry Commission but your Discovery Pass is still valid there.

Old Willingdon Road, East Dean, Eastbourne
Sat Nav Postcode: BN20 0AT
OS Grid Ref
TV 555 995

50.781022, 0.15176325

Parking and prices

The Seven Sisters, Friston and Abbots Wood Discovery Pass allows you free car parking at the following car parks:

  • Abbots Wood - Forestry Commission
  • Butchershole, Friston Forest - Forestry Commission
  • Litlington Road, Friston Forest - Forestry Commission
  • Seven Sisters Country Park Riverside - East Sussex County Council
  • Seven Sisters Country Park Forest - East Sussex County Council 

 

Parking Charges

Up to 2 hours £2.30
Up to 4 hours £3.50
All day £4.60

Coaches/Minibuses charges

For more information please contact info.wealdbeat@forestryengland.uk or 03000 67 4464.

Additional Information

Regular visitors can save money by becoming a Member - Find out more about our membership offer

Facilities and access

Disposable and portable barbecues are not allowed.

Professional dog walking 

We give local professional dog walking companies permission to use our sites providing they follow best practice, are fully insured and have adequate risk assessments in place. If you would like a list of companies with permits at Friston Forest or would like to apply for a permission then please get in touch at info.wealdbeat@forestryengland.uk

For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information:

Assistant dogs welcome
BBQ
Dogs allowed
Picnic area
Toilets

Contact details

Escape to nature and experience Friston Forest’s beautiful beech woodland on foot or bike

Friston Forest is within the South Downs National Park between Lulington Heath National Nature Reserve and Seven Sisters Country Park. It is the largest area of recently established forest in South East England. This expansive beech woodland makes a perfect family day out for those who love exploring the countryside. With walking and cycling trails, great views of the Cuckmere and the sweeping South Downs, Friston Forest has something for everyone.

 

At a glance

  • 2 walking trails 
  • Cycling trails 
  • Horse riding trails
  • Picnic area 
  • Barbecue hire  
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