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Our car park is open daily 8am – 7pm with limited capacity; it may close temporarily at short notice to maintain safety. Click on Facilities & access for details.
Visitor information
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How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
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Opening hours

Visitor information regarding coronavirus

Open every day from 8am until 7pm except Christmas Day.  

Our car park is opening each day with a limited capacity. 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.  

Seasonal changes to closing time

Until 4 October 7pm

5  – 18 October 6pm  

19 October  - 1 November 5pm

2– 19 November 4pm

20 November – 31 December 3.30pm

1 – 31 January 2021 4pm

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.

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Parking and prices

Entry fees are per vehicle.

Pay anytime during your visit 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.

Help support Bedgebury by joining the Friends of Bedgebury Pinetum.

Join as a Friends of Bedgebury Pinetum member for vehicle admission during normal opening hours, discounted admission to other gardens and arboreta and a host of other benefits

Annual Friends of Bedgebury Pinetum Membership £72.

Other Memberships

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

Car admission

Peak times all day - £13.00
(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 - £3.00
(exit by 11am)

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Charge per vehicle:

Minibuses - £30.00

Coaches - £50.00

Car with trailer - peak: £26.00, 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 16 September 2020 

We've opened our car park with a limited capacity between 8am and 7pm daily.

We're busier at weekends and we know people are 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 we have closed it for safety,  and come another time.  

We're working hard to find a way to reopen our facilities. Our Visitor Centre information office remains 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 government guidelines.

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
Play areasSome open
Bedgebury CafeOpen takeaway available
Bike Shop and Hire, Quench CyclesOpen
Go ApeOpen
Accessible toiletOpen Radar key operated
Tramper and wheelchairBookable in advance
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.  

Our pay station machines are now cashless and only accept contactless or chip and pin card payments. If you are uncomfortable with the idea of touching the machines you can pay for vehicle admission using the Glide app on your Apple or Android mobile phone. Or consider becoming a member of the Friends of Bedgebury Pinetum, which includes annual vehicle admission. Find out more.

Protect the NHS by avoiding high risk activities. Please ride within your abilities, play it safe and follow the forest code. In an emergency call 999 before you let us know (on 01580 879820). We've adapted our first aid response due to coronavirus government guidance.

 

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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
Cafe
Dogs allowed
Picnic area
Play Area
Shower
Toilets
Tramper/Mobility Scooter hire
Visitor Centre

Contact details

Activities at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest

Ips typographus spruce bark beetle female Coleoptera, Curculionidae Scolytinae CREDIT Gilles San Martin
Defending Plant Health Trail
Walking boots in autumn
Walking trails at Bedgebury
Bedgebury Pinetum Dallimore Valley summer butterfly grass sward knapweed
Bedgebury Pinetum and Forest Find
family cycling
Cycling and mountain biking trails 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
Giant Gruffalo Sculpture in the Forest
Gruffalo Sculptures at Bedgebury
Horse at TROT box park saddle tacking up Bedgebury Forest
Horse riding at Bedgebury
People enjoying Nordic Walking in the forest
Nordic Walking at Bedgebury
Group of three people walking past a tree
Orienteering at Bedgebury
Running trainers on forest floor
parkrun 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
Bedgebury forest running single woman run parkun
Weekly activities at Bedgebury
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