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Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest

Bedgebury Road, Goudhurst TN17 2SJ, England
+44 1580 879820
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Autumn walk/photo opportunity

Was a great day for a autumn walk, changing of the leaves and fungi all out. As always the staff... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
clive d
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Expensive Parking!

We visited with the kids and dog on a Sunday, had a fab time on the highway rat trail. Kids really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Natalie G
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest in the High Weald of Kent is the perfect place for healthy outdoor activity. Open all year, Bedgebury Forest covers around 20,000 square metres of forest and features trails for family cycling, mountain-biking, Go Ape, horse riding, walking and adventure play for all ages and abilities. The National Pinetum contains the world's leading collection of conifers and is a beautiful setting for walks and picnics in all seasons, surrounded by lakes, streams, rolling hills and wide avenues. A network of paths throughout enables easy access for all levels of ability.The Visitor Centre features a visitor Information office, cafe, toilets, bike hire, showers for bikes and riders, and an education/community room.
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  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“go ape” (99 reviews)
“single track” (17 reviews)
“all ages” (41 reviews)
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Bedgebury Road, Goudhurst TN17 2SJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a great day for a autumn walk, changing of the leaves and fungi all out. As always the staff very helpful and the cafe very good food. Excellant sign posting for autumn walk route.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with the kids and dog on a Sunday, had a fab time on the highway rat trail. Kids really enjoyed it and the play areas are really good. We were there for just under two hours and was charged £12 for parking! A...More

Thank Natalie G
Mark C, Public Relations Manager at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good morning and thank you for your feedback. I am pleased you enjoyed the Highway Rat trail and extensive play areas. Bedgebury has a number of admission options and I am sorry you were not aware of the £3/car admission fee that applies daily between...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As beautiful as Bedgebury is I feel like I have been robbed. Went for a one hour dog walk and was charged £10 for the pleasure. I think you could charge less for shorter time periods, and particularly in the winter months when people don't...More

Thank Lisa G
Mark C, Public Relations Manager at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good morning. Thank you for the feedback. Bedgebury offers a £3/car admission fee for visitors leaving before 11am. This fee applies daily throughout the year and is clearly advertised at the site entrance and on our website. Bedgebury opens daily at 8am and this car...More

Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Quite a few times a year I always come to Bedgebury with my family to hit the trails and enjoy the great food and drink from the cafe!! The parking is £10 but you get access to the well cared for trails which is more...More

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

All excellent. All immaculate. I rode the single track trail whilst my mum had a walk around the lake. We then had lunch in the cafe. Food was very nice. Car park was £10, which goes to upkeep of whole place, so seems fair to...More

Thank nicholasjackson289
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

£12 for a vist at the weekend-how is that reasonable? Plus we brought a hot chocolate amongst other hot drinks at the snack bar in the play area and it was £2.40 plus 50p for marshmallows and 50p for ....a squirt of bloody cream???how can...More

Thank rosesxs
Mark C, Public Relations Manager at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Good afternoon. Bedgebury operates a variable tariff at the weekend. £12/car for the day or £3/car if leaving before 11am (The site opens at 8am daily). I am sorry you did not see this on the website, on site signage, social media or the pay...More

Reviewed 1 November 2017

Everyone reviews the red mountain bike trails at Bedgebury. But I took the blue “family” route of 10 kms and it was perfect. If you like cycling without cars and very few dog walkers through beautiful forests, then this is for you. The 10kms are...More

Thank ukpete51
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Though living locally, it's about twenty years since we visited the Pinetum, which we always enjoyed but how could we have missed the amazing transformation in recent years?! We visited with two of our young grandchildren and their parents yesterday and had a wonderful five...More

Thank Jenny B
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We took our 4 children and friends here for my sons birthday. They had a fabulous day. Didn't stop moving for a second and were proper kids for the day getting mucky, climbing, swinging & playing with sticks! Went to bed exhausted and happy so...More

Thank Claire S
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

I took my son and three friends plus bikes. It was a great cycle through some pretty challenging (for a 50 year old 😃) trails. The red route is ideal for intermediate cyclists. On the way if you have more adventurous members they can divert...More

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ANGIE666666
10 February 2018|
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Response from 641jacqueline491 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can park a motorhome at Bedgebury Pinetum during normal opening times. Cost is £10 on a week day and £12 at a weekend.
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Paul H
16 November 2017|
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Response from Gary C | Reviewed this property |
absolutely brilliant for pushchairs!
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Jessey L
5 April 2017|
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Response from Chelle1981 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. You have to pay for parking which is £12 for a car for the whole day. There is no other specific entry fee.
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