Last entry is 30 minutes before closing time.
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.
27 March - 29 October 2023 8pm
30 October - 29 February 2024 5pm
Please be aware from 17 Nov - 31 December 2023, the site will close at 3.30pm for a special event.
Opening times for the Information point, toilets and other on site businesses may vary. Please see Facilities and Access tab.
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.
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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.
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.
Support Bedgebury by becoming a member, includes vehicle admission during daytime opening hours and a range of other benefits.
Alternatively join the Bedgebury Forest Cycle Club and contribute to cycle trail developments. To ride your horse off bridleways at Bedgebury join TROT.
Peak times all day - £14.50(weekends, school holidays and bank holidays)
Off peak times all day - £11.00(weekdays Monday - Friday term time only)
Any day early bird 8am - 11am - £3.80
late afternoon (Apr-Sept) 5pm - close - £3.80(exit by 11am or arrive at 5pm)
Charge per vehicle:
Minibuses - £33.00
Coaches - £55.00
Car with trailer - peak: £31.00, off peak: £22.00
Any vehicle up to 20 minutes - for drop off and collection only - Free
Visiting Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest updated 14 September 2023.
Our car park is open with between 8am and 8pm daily.
Plan your visit
Our toilets are undergoing essential maintenance from Friday 8 September for 3 weeks. Temporary facilities are available at the back of the cafe.
Visitor Centre information point & gift shop
Open 9.30am - 4.30pm daily Book our Tramper in advance
Open daily 8.30am - 5pm
Please follow the forest code. In an emergency call 999 before you let us know (on 01580 879820).
For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information: