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Forest Row

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Forest Row

Forest Row is located in the Wealden district of East Sussex - three miles south-east of East Grinstead, and borders West Sussex, Surrey and Kent. From its origins as a small hamlet its population has grown to around 5000 today.

The village draws its name from its proximity to Ashdown Forest, a royal hunting park first enclosed in the 13th century. Ashdown Forest surrounds the village on three sides, and the upper reaches of the River Medway flow through the parish. The centre of the village lies at the intersection of the A22, and the B2110 to Hartfield and Tunbridge Wells and there is a wide range of shops and businesses to serve the surrounding area.

The village architecture is a mixture of traditional and modern. As well as many older cottages in the classic Sussex style there is a variety of more modern development, which generally blends in well.

The village inn, The Swan ( originally the Yew Tree), is part medieval, and was a centre of smuggling in the 18th century. 
The hotels in the village are The Brambletye Hotel, The Chequers and The Foresters Arms. 

The Brambletye Inn was frequented by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and features in "The Adventure of Black Peter", in which Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson stay at the hotel in Forest Row whilst they investigate a local crime.
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Famous Visitors
John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, came to Forest Row in June 1963 during his visit to the UK, attending a service at the Our Lady of the Forest church. At the time he was engaged in a series of discussions with the Prime Minister Harold Macmillan at his home in nearby Birch Grove. There is a plaque commemorating the visit on Freshfield Hall in the centre of the village.

Forest Row and Health
The village also has practising alternative therapists and two bio-dynamic organic farms, Tablehurst farm and Plawhatch farm. Bio-dynamics is a holistic, ecological and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food and nutrition. The Bio-dynamic method strives to create a diversified, balanced farm ecosystem that generates health and fertility as much as possible from within the farm itself. Today, the bio-dynamic movement encompasses thousands of successful gardens, farms, vineyards and agricultural operations of all kinds and sizes on all continents, in a wide variety of ecological and economic settings.

Wealden Health and Beauty in Forest Row
The quaint village of Forest row has proved to be a perfect location for Wealden Health and Beauty since 2005. The salon also has the same strong culture values regarding health issues that are prevalent in the village and the surrounding areas. A healthy lifestyle is an important part of any beauty regime or beauty goals that you may wish to achieve. Wealden Health and Beauty is proud to be apart of and to serve the community of Forest Row and surrounding villages. 

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