Our car park is open daily 8am - 6pm and from 22nd October 8am-5pm.
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

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

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 21 October 6pm 

22 – 31 October 5pm  

1 – 8 November 4pm

19 November 2021 – 3 January 2022 3.30pm

4 January – 31 January 2022 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.

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 11 October 2021

Our car park is open with between 8am and 6pm daily. Please support us as we are doing  our  best  for  you:  be kind to  our  staff  and your fellow visitors if there are queues at the Visitor Centre, pay station or cafe whilst restrictions are in place.

Car park, toilets and accessible toilet

Open  - accessible toilet radar key operated

Visitor Centre information point
& Friends of Bedgebury Pinetum shop
Please wear a facemask inside

Open  Maps also available at Quench Cycles
Open + Click & collect
Max. 2 visitors at once inside
Bedgebury Cafe takeaway only
Shipwreck cabin and Pine cone point
Open 8.30am - 5pm times may vary
Open late morning - approx. 4pm weather dependent 
Bike Shop and Hire Quench Cycles, Go Ape and Play areasOpen
TramperBook in advance

When you  visit the nation’s forests, remember it is your responsibility to maintain distance and follow the new guidance on  staying safe outside your home

We are cleaning high touchpoints throughout the day but for your own safety please bring hand sanitiser with you or use our hand washing facilities at the visitor centre. Our pay station machines are cashless and only accept contactless or chip and pin card payments. You can also pay for vehicle admission using the Glide app on your mobile phone once you arrive. Alternatively, become a Bedgebury member, which includes annual vehicle admission.

Please 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.

Dogs at Bedgebury

Dogs are welcome at Bedgebury, but please keep them on a lead when you are in the National Pinetum, car park and around the play areas. Only assistance dogs are allowed in the visitor centre, information office and café. Dogs can be taken off the lead in the wider forest but please be mindful of other visitors and take extra care near our bike trails. Dogs aren't allowed on the mountain bike trails. Follow the Forest Dog Code

Cycling at Bedgebury

Bedgebury National Pinetum is a special tree collection and we ask that you do not cycle in this area including the play areas, or around the Visitor Centre and car park. Bedgebury Forest has miles of cycling trails, including singletrack for mountain bikes. Please note children may ride bikes and scooters in the pinetum, as long as the bike/scooter measures 70cm or less from the ground to the top of the handle bars. Parents and guardians should ensure that children ride carefully throughout the pinetum and keep distance from other visitors. Please take care with electric bikes and scooters and do not cycle them in the pinetum, around the visitor centre, and in the play areas.

Drones and photography at Bedgebury

Please note that drones are not permitted to fly at Bedgebury Pinetum and all commercial photographers must seek permission. Professional photographers, members of the press and anyone wishing to fly drones at Bedgebury should contact us before arrival on bedgebury@forestryengland.uk

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

Child on Gruffalo Spotters trail
Gruffalo Spotters Trail at Bedgebury Pinetum
Woman running towards sunset in the forest, autumnal forest
Running trails at Bedgebury
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
Person planking in 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 walking through the forest towards sunbeams
Wellbeing trail at Bedgebury Pinetum
Membership invitation - click to find out more about membership
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