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Ashdownlink 262

Hartfield-Fairwarp-Maresfield-Five Ash Down-Buxted-Uckfield

The Ashdownlink 262 is a new Saturday community bus service which takes passengers from Uckfield, Maresfield, Buxted and Hartfield to the heart of the Ashdown Forest.

The service follows a route revealing stunning views across the extensive heathland and stops on demand to enable passengers to alight at several locations including Pooh Bridge, the Enchanted Place, Gills Lap, and Hundred Acre Wood.

The service offers four return journeys every Saturday between Hartfield and Uckfield, following the timetable below. The service allows visitors to alight at their chosen location, take a healthy walk, a leisurely stroll, or just soak up the view, and then board the next bus either at the same point or somewhere else along the route. Where there are no defined stops passengers can flag down the bus for a pick up wherever it is safe, in order to enjoy a great walk on the Forest.

This route is operated by Wealdlink Community Transport and is supported by various local councils and the Southeast Communities Rail Partnership.

Enjoy the Ashdown Forest in a more environmentally friendly way than using private cars, and help to reduce vehicle exhaust emissions which threaten the ecosystem of the Forest.

Concessionary passes are accepted on this service.

Ashdown 262 – Timetable from 27th Jan 2024

Hartfield - Fairwarp - Maresfield - Five Ash Down - Buxted - Uckfield

Saturday Only Service

Hartfield, Haywaggon*08:3010:0011:3013:30
Chuck Hatch Road (for Pooh Bridge)08:3310:0311:3313:33
Ashdown Forest, Gills Lap Car Park08:3510:0511:3513:35
Fairwarp Bus Shelter, B202608:4010:1011:4013:40
Maresfield Newsagents08:4510:1511:4513:45
Five Ash Down, Pig & Butcher08:5310:2311:5313:53
Buxted Stores near Railway Station**08:5610:2611:5613:56
Gordon Road, Buxted09:0010:3012:0014:00
Uckfield, Ringles Cross09:0510:3512:0514:05
Uckfield Bus Station Arr***09:1010:4012:1014:10
Uckfield Bus Station Dep***09:1510:4512:4514:15
Uckfield, Ringles Cross09:2010:5012:5014:20
Gordon Road, Buxted09:2710:5712:5714:27
Buxted Stores near Railway Station**09:3111:0113:0114:31
Five Ash Down, Pig & Butcher09:3911:0913:0914:39
Maresfield Newsagents09:4511:1513:1514:45
Fairwarp Bus Shelter, B202609:5011:2013:2014:50
Ashdown Forest, Gills Lap Car Park09:5511:2513:2514:55
Chuck Hatch Road (for Pooh Bridge)09:5811:2813:2814:58
Hartfield, Haywaggon*10:0011:3013:3015:00

* Connection with 291 hourly Bus service Tunbridge Wells/East Grinstead/Crawley

** Trains to and from London Bridge

*** Connection with bus services 29 Tunbridge Wells/Crowborough/Uckfield/Lewes/Brighton and 261 East Grinstead/Nutley/Uckfield


Discovery fares - one day tickets (available from the bus driver)

Adult Discovery£10.00
Child Discovery (aged 5-15)£8.00
Family Discovery (for 5 people with a minimum of 1 adult and a maximum of 2 adults)£20.00

Discovery tickets will be issued and accepted by operators in West Sussex, East Sussex, Surrey, Brighton & Hove and East Hampshire (subject to exclusions, see the East Sussex County Council website for details)

Concessionary bus passes may be used on this service.


Rollators and baby buggies can normally be accommodated. Wheelchairs can only be accommodated by prior arrangement. Our policy for the maximum size and weight is the same as for other public services as follows: Maximum weight 300kg including user. Maximum length 1200mm Maximum width 700mm. Vehicles outside these parameters cannot be carried on board for mandatory safety reasons.

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