Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest

Type:Outdoor Attraction

Bedgebury Road, Goudhurst, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 2SJ

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Open all year around, Bedgebury is the perfect place to enjoy healthy, outdoor activities.

The award winning National Pinetum is home to a world leading collection of conifers and contains over 12,000 specimen trees which create a beautiful setting for peaceful walks and picnics in the rolling hills and valleys of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural beauty. The entire site is awe-inspiring for tree lovers and has miles of trails for family cycling, walking, running, climbing, jumping, sliding and more!

The site has its own changing Places toilet, as well as being wheelchair accessible with level access and wide corridors, doors and pathways. There is a tramper and a wheelchair available to hire and we have some accessible activities throughout the forest.

See our accessibility guide here.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
any day, early bird, 8am-11am£3.80 per vehicle
Any day, late afternoon, 5pm - close£3.80 per vehicle
Coaches£55.00 per vehicle
Minibuses£33.00 per vehicle
Off peak times (all day)£11.00 per vehicle
Peak Times (all day)£14.50 per vehicle

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.

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.

Cars with trailers - peak, £31, off peak, £22.
Any vehicle can drop off and collect, staying for 20 mins for free.



  • Changing Places Toilet
  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Facility for service dogs
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - 16 disabled spaces.
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchairs available - Tramper hire also available


  • Café
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments Available

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Childrens Play Area

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Shop
  • Showers
  • Toilets

Leisure Facilities

  • Cycle hire

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Coach Parking

Payment Methods

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Target Markets

  • Cyclists Welcome

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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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Public Transport Directions

The number 254 bus from Tunbridge Wells gets the closest to the forest.  The nearest bus stop is Flimwell Corner Farm (near the Flimwell Crossroad). However the route from the bus stop to the forest is not on accessible footpaths. The nearest train station is Etchingham (on the Hastings line from Charing Cross or London Bridge).

You can get a taxi with Maidstone Taxi Company by calling 01580 890003.


Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* Bedgebury is open from 8am every day except Christmas Day.
Closing times change with the seasons, currently 8pm.
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. 
Seasonal changes to closing time