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"
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.
Forest Live 2015
Both acts for Bedgebury's Forest Live 2015 concerts have now been confirmed.
On friday 19 June Tom Odell will grace the stage, and on saturday 20 June we welcome the return of Paloma Faith.
Follow the link to Bedgebury Concerts to find out more.
Visitor Centre access road closure - essential maintenance work is being carried out to the bridge on the access road to the Bedgebury Visitor Centre and this will mean that the main car park will be closed from Tuesday 27 January. It is anticipated that repairs will take two weeks. During this time we ask visitors to park in the walled garden monday to friday where free admission will be granted. However, the access road will be functioning with the main car park open for the weekend of the 31st January and 1st February when standard admission will apply. Thank you for your co-operation.
Find out more about our Off Peak admission fees, and the Bedgebury Forest Runners, a new running club for 2015.
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 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, guided walks, health walks, orienteering and mapped trails. The forest offers miles of trails that are perfect for running and walking the dog, promoting healthy living for all to enjoy.
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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