Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Open from 8am every day except Christmas Day.  Bedgebury closing times change with the seasons, currently 4pm.

Last entry is 30 minutes before closing time.

Visitor information regarding coronavirus

Our car park might close at short notice during peak hours. 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.  

Seasonal changes to closing time

Until 31 January 4pm

February 5pm

March 6pm

April 7pm

May - September 8pm

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

Pay on departure at the pay station in the car park. Our pay station machines are now cashless and only accept contactless or chip and pin card payments. You can also pay for vehicle admission using the Glide app on your Apple or Android mobile phone.

Forestry England Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest Membership

Support Bedgebury by becoming a member, includes vehicle admission during daytime opening hours and a range of other benefits.

Other Memberships

Alternatively join the Bedgebury Forest Cycle Club and contribute to cycle trail developments. To ride your horse off bridleways at Bedgebury join TROT.

Car admission

Peak times all day - £14.00
(weekends, school holidays and bank holidays)

Off peak times all day - £10.00
(weekdays Monday - Friday term time only)

Any day early bird 8am - 11am - £3.50

late afternoon (Apr-Sept) 5pm - close - £3.50
(exit by 11am or arrive at 5pm) 

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Charge per vehicle:

Minibuses - £30.00

Coaches - £50.00

Car with trailer - peak: £28.00, off peak: £20.00

Any vehicle 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

Facilities and access

Visiting Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest updated 10 January 2022

Our car park is open with between 8am and 4pm daily. Please support us as we are doing  our  best  for  you:  be kind to  our  staff  and your fellow visitors. When you  visit the nation’s forests, remember it is your responsibility to maintain distance and follow the current Government guidance on keeping yourself and others safe. Read more about coronavirus visitor information.

Plan your visit

Car park, toilets and accessible toilet

Open  - accessible toilet radar key operated

Visitor Centre information point & gift shop
Please wear a facemask inside

Open 9.30am daily  Maps also available at Quench Cycles
Book our Tramper in advance.

Bedgebury Cafe
Shipwreck cabin and Pine cone point

Open 8.30am - 4pm times may vary
Open late morning - approx. 3pm weather dependent 

Bike Shop and Hire Quench Cycles, Go Ape and Play areas

Open

Please follow the forest code. In an emergency call 999 before you let us know (on 01580 879820). 

Visit England We're Good to Go green tick

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

Accessible play trail
Accessible toilet
Assistant dogs welcome
Baby changing facilities
Bike wash
Cafe
Cycle hire
Dogs allowed
Information point
Picnic area
Play Area
Shop
Shower
Toilets
Visitor Centre

Contact details

Activities at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest

Walking boots in autumn
Walking trails at Bedgebury
Slow worm on compost at Bedgebury National Pinetum
Bedgebury Pinetum and Forest Find
family cycling
Cycling and mountain biking trails at Bedgebury
Group of people exercising in the forest
Fitness and wellbeing activities at Bedgebury
Child flying through the woods on a zip wire
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure at Bedgebury
Family on Go Ape tree top adventure
Go Ape Tree Top Challenge at Bedgebury
Gruffalo at Bedgebury Pinetum in autumn
Gruffalo Sculptures at Bedgebury
Horse at TROT box park saddle tacking up Bedgebury Forest
Horse riding at Bedgebury
Group of three people walking past a tree
Orienteering at Bedgebury
Bedgebury National Pinetum Marshal's Lake early autumn parent child walking
Pinetum trail at Bedgebury
child playing on play equipment
Play Trail at Bedgebury Pinetum
Woman running towards sunset in the forest, autumnal forest
Running trails at Bedgebury
A gentleman brings a branch covered in lush green leaves close to his nose to smell the aroma. A woman by his side looks up joyfully towards the top of the tree.
Sensory Walk at Bedgebury
Child looking at Superworm
Superworm trail at Bedgebury Pinetum

Nearby forests

Two ladies enjoying a dog walk at Jeskyns Community Woodland

Jeskyns is home to 360 acres of newly planted woodlands, meadows and orchards. With a good network of surfaced walking trails, children's play areas, café and even a dog activity trail, there is something for everyone to explore at any time of the year.

You can visit a Fairy and Elf Village, introduce the family to the Gruffalo and his friends, say hello to our cows, take the dog for a paddle or just sit and watch the world go by under wide skies full of singing skylarks.

Butchershole at Friston Forest woodland

Friston Forest is within the South Downs National Park between Lulington Heath National Nature Reserve and Seven Sisters Country Park. It is the largest area of recently established forest in South East England.

This expansive beech woodland makes a perfect family day out for those who love exploring the countryside. With walking and cycling trails, great views of the Cuckmere and the sweeping South Downs, Friston Forest has something for everyone.

Forest floor covered in bluebells at Abbot's Wood

Located near Polegate, Abbot's Wood is a great place for a stroll at any time of year, with walking trails, a medieval lake, play area, barbecues and picnic tables.

Thin trail running through conifer woodland

With around five miles of hard surface road and great networks of unsurfaced tracks, Hemsted Forest makes for a great day out, whatever the season!

The forest houses a mixture of conifer and broadleaf woodland and is rich in different bird species.

 

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