Friston Forest

Visitor Information
Visitor Information: Friston Forest
  • Opening Hours
  • How to find us
  • Parking and Prices
  • Facilities and access
  • Contact Details

Opening Hours

Opening Hours


Main car park 08.00-dusk
Main car park 08.00-dusk
Main car park 08.00-dusk
Main car park 08.00-dusk
Main car park 08.00-dusk


Main car park 08.00-dusk
Main car park 08.00-dusk
How to find us

How to find us

How to find us

Friston Forest is located behind Seven Sisters Country Park off the A259 road between Seafod and East Dean.

Two car parks can be found off minor roads travelling north from the main Seven Sisters Car park and on the eastern boundary at East Dean.

Friston Forest, Old Willingdon Road, East Dean, Eastbourne
Sat Nav Postcode: BN20 0AT
By Car
By Public Transport
OS Grid Ref
TV 555 995

50.7674983, 0.2039016

Parking and Prices

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 

From Friday 20 August Butchershole Car Park will be closed Monday-Friday due to forest operations work which will last 6-8 weeks.  Our other car parks will remain open as normal.  

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 or 03000 67 4464.

Additional Information

Regular visitors can save money with a Discovery Pass - Find out more about the discovery pass
Card payments accepted
Facilities and access

Facilities and access

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

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Picnic area
Contact Details

Contact Details

Friston Forest

Nestled between Brighton and Eastbourne, Friston Forest and the surrounding Lulington Heath National Nature Reserve and Seven Sisters Country Park makes a perfect family day out for those who love walking and cycling.  With waymarked walking and cycling trails, great views of the Cuckmere and sweeping South Downs, Friston Forest has something for everyone.

At a glance

  • 2 walking trails 
  • Cycling trails 
  • Horse riding trails
  • Picnic area 
  • BBQs 
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