Bedgebury Forest is ideal for cycling, riding, adventure play and Go Ape. Visit the National Pinetum, the world's finest conifer collection, perfect for walks and picnics.
Safe, healthy outdoor fun for all ages and abilities. Open all year & great value for money, Bedgebury is the place to visit on the Kent/Sussex border.
Come on an adventure on the Gruffalo's Child Trail!
If you enjoyed the Gruffalo trail, you'll love our Gruffalo's Child trail, which was launched at Bedgebury on 3rd October and will be in place until February 2015. Sign up to find out more about Gruffalo fun with the Forestry Commission.
And now that our fabulous Gruffalo sculpture is hidden in the Pinetum, you can follow our Gruffalo's Child trail from the vistor centre, and see if you can find him hiding in the deep dark wood.
We are pleased to announce that the first act for Bedgebury's Forest Live 2015 concerts is Tom Odell. Follow the link to Bedgebury Concerts to find out more.
Find out more about the Bedgebury Forest Runners, a new Bedgebury running club that is being set up for 2015.
Find out more about our Off Peak admission fees which are new for 2014, and important information about fungi.
There is likely to be a lot of disruption around the visitor centre as building work to improve the cafe facilities continues over the coming weeks.
Whilst the information office remains open in the same place, the cafe has now moved to its new temporary home, at the entrance to the Pinetum. We also have temporary toilets in place in the car park, as access to the old toilets and showers is no longer allowed while building work takes place. Please follow all safety and diversion signs.
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The National Pinetum at Bedgebury is recognised as the most complete collection of conifers on one site anywhere in the world, and contains over 12,000 tree specimens growing across 320 acres including rare, endangered and historically important specimens. It provides a beautiful and tranquil setting to enjoy walks and picnics giving enormous pleasure to all those who visit it all year round. This is brought to life with Seasonal Trails which highlight particular points of interest and hidden gems amongst the collection. A network of paths throughout enables easy access for all levels of ability.
Bedgebury offers all-ability scenic walking routes through the Pinetum and forest, promoting healthy living, including gentle strolls, guided walks, health walks and mapped trails.
Do you fancy reliving the adventures of the famous explorers who brought back some of our most exotic trees and shrubs from the farthest corners of the world?
Are you looking for a gentle family cycle ride in a beautiful woodland setting, or maybe some high-speed mountain biking round Bedgebury's challenging singletrack?
Enjoy two to three hours of adventure high above the forest floor, taking on Zip Wires, Tarzan Swings and a variety of Crossings. We're also excited to announce that the Go Ape Tree Top Junior Adventure is now open at Bedgebury! For more information and to book visit Go Ape
Find new dedicated way-marked trails linking with existing bridlepaths, creating a network of horse-friendly routes around the forest.
Bedgebury is the ideal place to widen your horizons. Discover our new, wider range of learning opportunities.
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