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Walking & running at Bedgebury

Walking

Bedgebury offers all-ability scenic walking routes promoting healthy living for all the family, including gentle strolls, self led trails, challenging health walks and calorie mapped trails.

Nordic Walking eventFamily enjoying a forest walkFamily reading interpretation signs at Bedgebury Pinetum        

 

 

 

Whether you are looking for a peaceful stroll through the Pinetum, or a long walk in the forest with your four legged friend, pick up a map or a seasonal guide from the information office and enjoy the wonders of the Pinetum and Forest all year round.

Runner on a forest trail.Running

Bedgebury Forest is popular with runners of all fitness levels. Our surfaced tracks and way markers have opened up previously uncharted areas of the forest for runners.  We also host varous annual charity runs throughout the year, details of which can be found on our whats on page.

New for 2015

Become a Bedgebury Forest Runner

Open to beginners & more advanced runners

and led by qualified run leaders

Join us every Wednesday at 9.30am from 7th January 2015

We meet at the Bedgebury Cafe
First session absolutely FREE! then £4 per session or £35 for 10 sessions

Buy a block of 10 sessions & get £10 off Friends of Bedgebury membership before 31st March 2015

Contact Sam or Julia for more details on bedgeburyforestrunners@gmail.com or 07908 320058

WheelchairsAll ability trail at Bedgebury

For wheelchair users, our new surfaces and gentler gradients allow better access to new parts of the Pinetum and forest.  Some manual wheelchair users may need assistance.  Please contact our visitor services team for more information - 01580 879820

Family Backpack Walk

Families learning to orienteer.

School children love our mapstick walks. Now families can also enjoy a fun hands-on learning walk in the Pinetum.  Simply pay £3.00 per sack, leave your keys at the information office as a deposit and be back before the office closes.  Ask for the red bag which contains a picture guide book, binoculars, a magnifying glass and a bark rubbing kit.

Come back another time to try the extra science acticvites in the green bag or the extra maths activities in the blue bag.

This project is now featured on the BGEN (Botanic Gardens Education Network) website as an example of inspiring plant-based learning.

Health Walks

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.

Health walkers Wyre ForestNo booking is 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 

Less able couple making use of a Tramper to get around the forest trails.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 bedgebury@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

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. 

Contact

Bedgebury Office

01580 879820
bedgebury@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk