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Hire a Tramper at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest

If you have limited mobility and would like to explore Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest come and use our free off road mobility scooter (tramper).

You can explore both the National Pinetum and Forest with the tramper. To avoid disappointment we ask that people book 2 weeks prior to their visit.

Bedgebury Forest

There are two forest routes you can use taking you under the canopy of the forest giving you the opportunity to spot deer, migrating birds and wild flowers. You can choose a short 2 mile circular route, or escape the crowds and enjoy our peaceful 6 mile circular route.

  • The trail is a hard gravel track suitable for most weather conditions, and is uneven in places.
  • Both routes have both gentle and moderate inclines. Steeper inclines are highlighted on the map with chevrons.
  • The route uses the Blue Family Cycle Trail. There are waymarked arrows to follow enroute, for your safety please ensure that you stay on the designated routes. 

Bedgebury National Pinetum

The National Pinetum at Bedgebury is recognised as one of the most complete collections of conifers in the world, and is a centre for international conservation. It contains over 12,000 tree specimens growing across 320 acres. This includes rare, endangered and historically important specimens. The pinetum  the Pinetum also offers a wide variety of wildlife.

  • You are free to explore, but for your safety we ask that people using the tramper stick to the paths highlighted on the tramper map. We'll give you this map during the induction on the day.
  • The National Pinetum is hilly in places, and we have highlighted inclines on the map with chevrons.
  • The National Pinetum paths mostly consist of gravel tracks, which may be uneven in places.