Bedgebury Forest is ideal for cycling, walking, running and riding, adventure play and Go Ape. Visit the National Pinetum, one of the world's finest conifer collections, 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. "Bedgebury is cared for by the Forestry Commission for people, wildlife and trees"
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If you enjoyed our Gruffalo trails, you'll love the Superworm trail, which will be launched at Bedgebury on 13 March and will be in place until October 2015.
At each stop, you will discover a panel containing activities and questions inspiring you to use the Superworm story and its characters to think about the woods and forests around you. Special packs with additional things to do, including a sticker sheet, activity leaflet, and a limited edition Superworm mini-book, will also be available to purchase on site.
Sign up to find out more about Superworm fun with the Forestry Commission.
Oh help! Oh no! It's the Gruffalo
Our fabulous Gruffalo sculpture is still hidden in the Pinetum - come and find him! Post your Gruffalo photos to our Facebook page or send them to we'd love to see them!
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The National Pinetum at Bedgebury is recognised as one of the most complete collections 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 the forest, including gentle strolls, self led and guided walks in the Pinetum, The forest offers miles of trails that are perfect for health walks, orienteering and mapped trails, adventurous family walks, walking the dog, and promoting healthy living for all to enjoy.
Bedgebury Forest is popular with runners of all fitness levels and with miles of off road routes for you to enjoy, you'll have plenty of choice for your run. Our surfaced tracks and way markers have opened up previously uncharted areas of the forest for runners.
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? Bedgebury's specially-designed play area reflects some of the challenges faced by intrepid plant-hunters through the ages.
Are you looking for a gentle family cycle ride in a beautiful woodland setting, or maybe some high-speed mountain biking round a challenging singletrack? Bedgebury is the perfect place for all ages and abilities.
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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