Inside Winnie-the-Pooh’s real Hundred Acre Wood | Minnesota Public Radio News

 Ashdown Forest in southeastern England is in the inspiration for the Hundred Acre Wood in "Winnie-the-Pooh." Pictured is Poohsticks Bridge. Courtesy of Kathryn Aalto

Ashdown Forest in southeastern England is in the inspiration for the Hundred Acre Wood in “Winnie-the-Pooh.” Pictured is Poohsticks Bridge. Courtesy of Kathryn Aalto

The tales of “Winnie-the-Pooh” have more truth in them than you may know.There was a real Winnie. There was a real Christopher Robin. And there was a real Hundred Acre Wood.Winnie was a stuffed bear that belonged to Christopher Robin, the son of A.A. Milne, who wrote the “Winnie” stories. And the Hundred Acre Wood is based on Ashdown Forest, a protected area of 6,000 acres in southeastern England.

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