Please note - for family events booking is essential as numbers are limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-book your place to get a free parking voucher for the day. For details and booking contact the Bedgebury Information Office or call 01580 879820.
Come and explore our Autumn Trail
Bedgebury Events 2012
22nd, 23rd, 24th November
Wealden Times's wonderful Midwinter Fair returns to Bedgebury for the third year
22nd November - 23rd December
In Bedgebury's Walled Garden. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Boxing Day Walk
Nordic Walking returns to Bedgebury from November 2012. Recently qualified Nordic Walking instructor Amanda Price will be instructing “learn to” Nordic Walk courses and leading walks in the forest and Pinetum.
I'm keen to promote Nordic Walking as an easy way of maintaining and/or improving fitness levels whilst enjoying the stunning environment at Bedgebury." Says Amanda. "Nordic Walking is an enhancement of ordinary walking. Done properly, it works your upper as well as your lower body. It exercises 90% of your body’s muscles and burns approximately 20% more calories than ordinary walking! And importantly, it can be done by most people whatever their age, fitness level or goal."
To find out more about Nordic Walking at Bedgebury please contact Amanda - Mobile 07813093298 Email email@example.com
BTCV's award-winning Green Gym scheme is now running every Friday morning at Bedgebury from 10.30am – 2.30pm. Volunteers can spend a satisfying session working in the National Pinetum helping to improve the world's best conifer collection. Sessions are free. New volunteers extremely welcome.
Contact Catherine Abbott on 07816 071212 by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively call 01580 879820 or visit www.btcv.org
Come along and join our friendly group and enjoy the sights, sounds and scents whilst getting fit. No experience required and you will be encouraged to walk at your own pace. Wheelchair and pushchair friendly. No booking required, please meet at the visitor centre. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear.
Beginners Health Walk - Last Friday of each month - 10am
This walk is designed for those people who are not used to walking and would like to start gradually. It is also for those people who would find the moderate walk difficult. Walks last approximately 30 mins to 1 hour and we will cover between 1 and 4 km (0.5 and 2.5miles).
Moderate Health Walks - Every Friday - 10am
This walk is designed for those people who want to walk a little further and at a quicker pace than the Beginners walk. All walkers are still encouraged to walk at their own pace but we do venture out further into the forest. Walks last approximately 1 hour to 1 hour 30 mins and we cover between 4 and 6 km (2.5 and 3.7 miles).
For more information please call the Bedgebury Visitor centre on 01580 879820 or email email@example.com.
Please Note - For health and safety reasons any large groups wishing to join the Health Walks will need to receive approval 6 weeks prior to the date they would like to attend. We cannot guarantee to be able to provide enough walk leaders to accomodate large groups as leaders give us their time on a voluntary basis.
Take to the trees and experience an exhilarating course of rope bridges, Tarzan Swings and zip slides up to 35 feet above the forest floor. Share approximately three memorable hours of fun and adventure, which you’ll be talking about for days. Minimum age 10 yrs. Mininimum height 1.4m. Under 18s must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Get more information, watch people Go Ape and book online at www.goape.co.uk
Ollie Ireland is the Cycle Development Coach at Bedgebury Forest. He's a British Cycling and CTC qualified coach and a former primary school teacher. He's running a cycling development programme at Bedgebury.
The project aims to increase the inclusive participation of cycling in the community. In partnership with Quench Cycles he runs mountain bike coaching and leading for all ages and abilities, using the Forestry Commission's fantastic cycle trails set in the beautiful Bedgebury Forest and other sites.