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Bedgebury Forest

(Kent)

Near Tunbridge Wells

The Forest with it All in Kent

Bedgebury Forest is the wild outdoor adventure in South East England.

With a new lakeside visitor centre as the hub, Bedgebury offers excellent bike trails, our great tree top adventure and the best children’s adventure play trail any little monkey will ever come across. And the beautiful National Pinetum is just a stone’s throw away, making Bedgebury a fantastic day out near Tunbridge Wells.

The Go Ape Tree Top Adventure involves fun and adventure across five sites. Each site features award winning high ropes, awesome crossings, tunnels, bridges and epic wind-in-your-face zip wires.

If you’re looking for outdoor activities for children, then Go Ape’s got the answer with Tree Top Junior. Fun filled days out of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You’ll negotiate crossings and finish on a high (literally) with an awesome zip wire.

Make your way to the Go Ape cabin and be ready to get going on your Go Ape adventure just before your booked time.We’re at the Bedgebury Pinetum Forestry Commission site. Please do not use the postcode in your sat- nav. It will take you the wrong way! Just follow the signs… Please don’t be late!

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Get out and about this season

For full availability simply click on our 'Check Availability & book Now' function for the exact times and dates Bedgebury will be open.

Times will vary on daylight hours. Some of our adventures even open at 08:00 in the summer for those early gorillas!

Below is a snapshot of when our forest doors open.

Open February Half Term (14th February – 22nd February)

Weekends in March.

Open Daily Easter, Half Term and Summer Holidays.

Term Time (closed Wednesday/Thursday).

Open Daily October Half Term (24th October - 1st November).

Open November Weekends.

Course stats

Here are our Tree Top Adventure stats for Go Ape Bedgebury Forest.

  • Number of sections 5
  • Longest Zip Wire 170 metres
  • Longest Crossing 20 metres
  • Total Length 812 metres
  • Number of Crossings 36
  • Highest Point 13 metres

The Team at Bedgebury

The Address

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

We're at the Bedgebury Pinetum Forestry Commission site. Please do not use the postcode in your sat- nav. It will take you the wrong way! Just follow the signs...

You can select longitude/Latitude for accurate Sat-Nav directions: Type in our co-ordinates: 51.07041893835042, 0.44254302978515625.

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By car

Bedgebury Forest is signposted off the A21 on the B2079 (Lady Oak Lane), approximately 12 miles southeast of Tunbridge Wells and 16 miles northwest of Hastings.

We're at the Bedgebury Pinetum Forestry Commission site. Please do not use the postcode in your sat- nav. It will take you the wrong way! Just follow the signs...

 Go Ape is tucked away up a hill - keep your eyes peeled for signs.

Please note that the following admission fee applies per car at Bedgebury Forest 

£10 per car

£20 per car & trailer

£30 per minibus

£50 per coach

The admission fee includes parking, but also access to bike trails, award winning adventure play trails, mountain bike routes, all-ability scenic walking routes through the Pinetum and forest.

By train

Etchingham (on the Hastings line from Charing Cross or London Bridge) is the closest station to Bedgebury. It is about a 45 minute cycle ride up the A21 (there is a footpath along the edge of the northbound carriageway).

By bus

The nearest bus stop is Flimwell Corner Farm (near the Flimwell crossroad).

Local Area

Some nearby places which may be of interest:

Please note that the following admission fee applies per car at Bedgebury Forest 

£10 per car

£20 per car & trailer

£30 per minibus

£50 per coach

The admission fee includes parking, but also access to bike trails, award winning adventure play trails, mountain bike routes, all-ability scenic walking routes through the Pinetum and forest.

But there's plenty to do to fill your day out in the forest.

Why not explore the forest and enjoy another outdoor adventure on a bike, or get your walking boots on. Whether you're on two wheels or two feet, this is a beautiful neck of the woods.

There's also Bedgebury Park Equestrian Centre if you fancy an equine experience.

For a bit more adventure in the area please check out Arena Pursuits.

Bedgebury Forest is cared for by the Forestry Commission.

From trails to sustainable timber, and concerts to conservation projects, the Forestry Commission looks after forests and woodlands, for everyone to enjoy. Visit www.forestry.gov.uk to find out more.

Staying Over

Need a place to crash?
Our friends below (excuse the pun) come highly recommended from the tree-tops...

Campsites and holiday parks near Cranbrook

The Bell in Ticehurst

Glottenham Castle - A rambling, sympathetically managed and very friendly working farm with ancient woodland, streams, wildflower meadows - and historic Sussex all around.

The George Hotel - one of Kent's most popular hotels is just a stones throw away from us.

The Bull Inn

Mulberry Cottages

Green Circle Hideaways

The Original Hut Company - Quirky little huts to stay in near Bedgebury.

Feedback from Bedgebury Forest

Take a look at what some of our tribe have said about their time in the forest. It’s always good to hear it straight from the Gorilla’s mouth (…and we’re proud to say it’s totally unedited!) And why not have a peek at what people are saying about us on Trip Advisor.

Rated 5 Bananas Richard - Tree Top Adventure, on 5 August 2015
An amazing day out and will recommend it to every one, the staff are amazing and couldn't be more help full, 10/10 will definitely be going again
Rated 5 Bananas Paula - Tree Top Junior, on 5 August 2015
It was all brilliant, my girls loved it
Rated 5 Bananas Dawn - Tree Top Junior, on 5 August 2015
I was very impressed by the professional yet friendly staff who were great with my children. Very good at remembering their names and encouraging them while ensuring they paid attention to the safety aspects. They also made it fun!
Rated 5 Bananas Emma - Tree Top Adventure, on 4 August 2015
We went as a group of 5, one of the party a 13 year old, the rest of us between late 20s and mid 30s, of varying levels of fitness. Staff were friendly and informative, going through the training site the staff were incredibly sharp eyed on safety and was very good in giving tips to make sure you could enjoy the route safely. The route was varied, at times challenging when you took the difficult paths rather than the easier ones and very enjoyable. In our session there was us, a couple and another group of 5, we all managed to take our time without feeling like we were holding up the other groups and although we did bunch up at times we all were interacting with each and cheering each other on and at no times did it feel like we or others was being held up. If anyone is wondering they are not fit enough, one of our group is a regular gym goer while another considers themselves unfit and all of us managed the route. Those of smaller stature will find some crossings easier than other ones, but the same can be said for taller folks too, everything is taken into account to make sure short, tall, large, thin, fit, unfit can manage to complete and enjoy this. All of us said we will definitely be going again.
Rated 5 Bananas Lucy - Tree Top Adventure, on 4 August 2015
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Gorillas 16 years +
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£25
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