Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest

Visitor Information
Visitor Information
  • Opening Hours
  • How to find us
  • Parking and Prices
  • Facilities and access
  • Contact Details

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Open every day from 8.00am except Christmas Day.  

Closing time at sunset:

Until 25th October - 6.00pm.

26th October to 28th November - 5.00pm.

29th November to 31st December - 3.30pm.

1st January to 31st January 2019 - 4.00pm.

How to find us

How to find us

How to find us
Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, Lady Oak Lane, Goudhurst
Sat Nav Postcode: TN17 2SJ
By Car

Directions from London - leave the M25 at junction 5 and join the A21 towards Hastings.  Bedgebury is signposted off the A21 on the B2079, approximately 12 miles southeast of Tunbridge Wells and 16 miles northwest of Hastings.  You will find the entrance to Bedgebury on your right hand side approximately half a mile after leaving the A21. 

Directions from the North and East - Take the A262 to Goudhurst and then turn by the village duck pond to take the B2079 signposted to Flimwell.  Follow this road for approximately three miles and you will find the entrance to Bedgebury on your left hand side after the office entrance and Old Walled Garden entrance.  

Directions from Brighton and the West - Travel through Lewes and Uckfield to Heathfield.  Take the A265 from Heathfield to Hurst Green.  Turn left onto the A21, drive straight through Flimwell Crossroad.  Bedgebury is signposted from here.

Directions from the South - Take the A21 to the Flimwell Crossroad, drive straight across and then follow the sign to turn right onto the B2079.  Bedgebury can be found approximately half a mile along this road on the right hand side.  

By Public Transport

Take the number 254 bus from Tunbridge Wells.  The nearest bus stop is Flimwell Corner Farm (near the Flimwell Crossroad).

Closest train station is Etchingham (on the Hastings line from Charing Cross or London Bridge). Tunbridge Wells, Frant and Wadhurst (on the Hastings line) and Staplehurst and Marden (on the Ashford line) are also nearby.

OS Grid Ref
TSQ 713 330

51.0779403, 0.4463025

Parking and Prices

Parking and Prices

Entry fees are per vehicle.

Help support the arboretum by joining the Friends of Bedgebury.

Support Bedgebury by joining Friends of Bedgebury. In return you’ll receive free vehicle access to Bedgebury all year round, as well as early bird booking to selected events, entry to reciprocal gardens and a range of special discounts.


Annual Family Membership £72.

Please note that Bedgebury does not accept the Discovery Pass.

Alternatively join the Bedgebury Forest Cycle Cub for unlimited vehicle access to ride and to contribute to cycle trail developments. If you’d like to ride your horse on Bedgebury bridleways join TROT .


Parking Charges

Peak times (weekends, school holidays and bank holidays)
All day £13.00
Off peak charges (Monday-Friday, term time only)
All day £10.00
8am-11am all year round
Early bird exit before 11.00 £3.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Charge per vehicle:

Minibuses - £30.00

Coaches - £50.00

Car with trailer - peak: £26.00, off peak: £20.00


Additional Information

Number of disabled parking spaces: 16
Card payments accepted
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed
Pay on exit system
Facilities and access

Facilities and access

Hire a wheelchair or mobility scooter

We provide wheelchairs free of charge.

We also have a Tramper, an all-terrain mobility scooter. Please call 01580 879820 for further details.

For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information:

Assistant dogs welcome
Baby changing facilities
Cycle hire
Disabled toilet
Dogs allowed
Picnic area
Play Area
Tramper/Mobility Scooter hire
Visitor Centre

Explore Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest

Bedgebury is an award winning visitor attraction with something for everyone. Open all year, Bedgebury is the perfect place for healthy outdoor activity.

The National Pinetum is home to a world leading collection of conifers and provides a beautiful setting for peaceful walks and picnics, and the Bedgebury café has wonderful views across the Pinetum.

Bedgebury Forest has miles of family cycling and mountain-biking, walking, and running, as well as Go Ape! tree top adventure, and an adventure play trail.

Regular events are held throughout the year and you may also find a Gruffalo hiding in the woods!

At a glance 

  • 3 walking trails 
  • 3 cycling trails 
  • 4 orienteering trails
  • Running trails 
  • Go Ape!
  • Horse riding 
  • Play areas
  • Bike hire 
  • Café 
  • Wheelchair hire 
  • Dogs welcome 
  • Assistant dogs welcome
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