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The Lost World

posted 26 Jan 2017, 06:23 by Sue Bamblett   [ updated 23 Apr 2017, 02:09 ]
This year Crowborough Conservation is delighted to be involved in the planning for Crowborough Community Festival which will run throughout May in 2017.

Those of us living in Crowborough appreciate its position high on the Weald, and delight in the beauty of the Ashdown Forest as well as the wonderful green spaces around the town. Crowborough’s unique appeal has attracted not only those who enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, but also writers and artists inspired by the surrounding countryside.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle moved to Crowborough in 1909 and lived here for over 23 years. Whilst at Windlesham Manor, he wrote his most famous adventure story ‘The Lost World’, an exciting tale of exploration, danger, dinosaurs and survival. It is said that a fossilised footprint of an Iguanodon, found in a quarry near his home fired Conan Doyle’s imagination and ‘The Lost World’ was the result. True or not, the book became a worldwide success and generations continue to be enthralled by dinosaurs.

For details of all the events planned, including The Lost World Fun Day which kicks off the Festival on Bank Holiday Monday, 1st May, follow the link to Crowborough Community Festival website. You can also pre-book tickets there for all our walks and talks events.

Crowborough Conservation Lost World Group is organising ‘Walks and Talks’ events on behalf of the Festival Steering Group. Here is an overview of the activities planned. Further details of each event may be found under our Events tab. Please check this website for any updates:

Crowborough Conservation – The Lost World

‘Walks and Talks’ Events





 Wednesday 3rd May Ashdown Forest: Through the Lens Crowborough Community Centre 2.30 - 3.30 pm

Thursday 4th May

Exploring Eridge Rocks

Eridge Rocks

2.30 – 5.00 pm

Lost Birds and Lost Worlds

Millbrook Garden Centre Loft Room

7.30 – 9.00 pm

Wednesday 10th May

Guided Walk

Crowborough Country Park

7.30 - 9.30 am

Wildlife Walk

Old Lodge Ashdown Forest

10.30 am  – 12.30 pm

Thursday 11th May

Richard Jefferies Man of Nature


Millbrook Garden Centre Loft Room

2.30 - 3.30 pm

Saturday 13th May

Guided Walk

Crowborough Country Park

7.00 - 9.00 am

Tuesday 16th May

Guided Walk

Crowborough Country Park

7.00 - 9.00 am

Thursday 25th May

Broadwater Warren - How to make a nature reserve

Millbrook Garden Centre Loft Room

2.30 - 4.00 pm