The Friends of Bedgebury and the Forestry Commission have joined forces to give Bedgebury Friends members great value
By joining the Friends of Bedgebury Pinetum you will benefit from free admission all year round, as well as regular journals containing details of events and activities, updates on what's happening on site, and lots of interesting articles.
In addition, as a charity, any surplus Friends of Bedgebury Pinetum income is ploughed directly back into projects on site all of which you will be able to see, enjoy and appreciate on each visit.
All contributions to projects are approved by the board in order to meet the Friends of Bedgebury charitable objectives, and details of these can be found on their website.
One of the most important projects is supporting Bedgebury Pinetum's international conservation work.
Trees are the lungs of the planet and whilst the Pinetum provides a beautiful and tranquil setting for walks and picnics, its main role is to further our understanding of trees and, specifically, conifers.
The Friends of Bedgebury Pinetum also support the delivery of on site interpretation which includes the beautiful new interior of the atrium, learning activities, and the seasonal trail and guides.
The membership subscription is equivalent to about 6 visits per year, so start saving now- Join the Friends of Bedgebury Pinetum!
If you want to find out more, or buy Friends of Bedgebury membership, you can call into the Information Office at Bedgebury's visitor centre on your next visit, call 01580 879842, or visit the Friends of Bedgebury website
Bedgebury Forest Cycle Club
Local MTB enthusiasts set up the Bedgebury Forest Cycle Club in 2006 in order to accommodate the views and ideas of regular visitors and to ensure the successful evolution of the cycle trails.The club has a growing membership of all ages and abilities, so whether you are a serious mountain biker or just like to take it easy we think there’s something for everyone.
Membership benefits include an annual vehicle admission pass, free showers and bike-wash, as well as discounts in the Bedgebury bike shop run by Quench Cycles and the Bedgebury Cafe.
There are also regular activities which include ladies rides, night-rides, a junior club, coaching, and social events. It also has a monthly meeting at the Bedgebury’s Visitor Centre which any member wishing to get involved is very welcome to join.
The club is affiliated to British Cycling, ensuring that Bedgebury will be able to host BC approved events.
Membership and vehicle admission fees paid to Bedgebury Forest Cycle Club go exclusively into trail development and maintenance, so by becoming a member and paying the annual unlimited vehicle admission fee to the club you will be contributing to a better trail centre.
Working with the Forestry Commission, the bike club also plays a major part in Bedgebury's MTB trail development, with members assisting with trail maintenance, waymarking, extension and re-routing of the singletrack. The volunteer group meets on the second saturday of every month and new members are always welcome!
To find out more and to join visit the Bedgebury Forest Cycle Club website
If horse riding is for you, as well as the bridle paths, Bedgebury also has some lovely way marked trails that are provided exclusively for members of TROT to enjoy. TROT membership also includes vehicle admission.
Further details can be found by calling 01622 735599 or visiting www.tollrides.org.uk