Please read our guidance about what to expect when visiting and check which sites are still closed - Guidance and closures
Our car park is now open 8am - 6pm. The play area and some toilets remain closed. Click on Facilities and access for details.
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Visitor information regarding coronavirus

Open every day from 8am until 6pm except Christmas Day.  

How to find us

How to find us
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

51.0722493, 0.4470063

Parking and prices

Entry fees are per vehicle.

Help support the arboretum by joining the Friends of Bedgebury Pinetum.

Support Bedgebury by joining Friends of Bedgebury Pinetum. 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.

Membership Pricing

Annual Friends of Bedgebury Pinetum Family Membership £72.

Alternatively join the Bedgebury Forest Cycle Club for unlimited vehicle access to ride and to contribute to cycle trail developments. If you’d like to ride your horse off bridleways at Bedgebury join TROT . Please note that Bedgebury does not accept the Discovery Pass.

 

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 11am £3.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Charge per vehicle:

Minibuses - £30.00

Coaches - £50.00

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

Up to 20 minutes - for drop off and collection only - Free

 

 

Additional Information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 16
Card payments accepted
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed
Pay on exit system

Facilities and access

Visiting Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest updated 1 June 2020 

We've opened our car park with a limited capacity between 8am and 6pm daily. We're sure many people will be keen to get out and about. To  avoid crowds,  please be  aware that you need to  be  prepared to make the  decision  to  turn around  if the car park looks busy, or is full,  and come another time.  

Many of our visitor facilities are closed and we're working hard to find a way to start to reopen our other facilities. Our Visitor Centre information office is closed and we're working on plans to re-open this along with the Friends of Bedgebury Pinetum shop and membership desk. However we'll only do so once we're happy that it is safe for our visitors and staff and that it is possible to adhere to the government's social distancing advice.

Please support us as we are doing  our  best  for  you :  be kind to  our  staff  and your fellow visitors.  

This list of facilities will be updated as we're able to open them:

Car park and toiletsOpen with limited capacity
Play area (s)Closed
Bedgebury CafeOpen takeaway available
Bike Shop, Quench CyclesOpen
Bike HireOpen 
Go ApeClosed
Accessible toiletOpen Radar key operated
Tramper and wheelchairNot available
Walking and Cycling TrailsOpen

When you  visit the nation’s forests, remember it is your responsibility to follow the new guidance on  staying safe outside your home. We are cleaning our pay station machines throughout the day but for your own safety please bring hand sanitiser with you to use after touching the machines.  

If you're uncomfortable with the idea of touching the payment machines, you may want to consider becoming a member of the Friends of Bedgebury Pinetum. Membership includes annual vehicle admission. Find out more.

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

Accessible toilet
Assistant dogs welcome
Baby changing facilities
Cafe
Dogs allowed
Picnic area
Toilets
Visitor Centre

Contact details

Come and explore our wonderful world of trees

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. The Bedgebury café also has wonderful views across the pinetum. 

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

Informal introductory talks about Bedgebury Pinetum are held on Friday mornings, subject to staff availability, at the Visitor Centre Information Office. Regular events are held throughout the year and you may also find a Gruffalo hiding in the woods!

At a glance 

  • National Pinetum, over 12,000 trees
  • 3 walking trails & 3 cycling trails 
  • 4 orienteering trails
  • Running trails 
  • Go Ape - closed
  • Horse riding 
  • Play areas - closed
  • Bike hire
  • Bedgebury cafe
  • Wheelchair hire - unavailable
  • Dogs welcome 
  • Assistant dogs welcome
Membership invitation - click to find out more about membership
Volunteer with us invitation - click to discover volunteer opportunities across England