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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. 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.

We're open from February to November, but we close our forest doors during December and January (...it gets a little chilly and we like to maintain our adventures so they're all ready to go).

Open February Half Term (17th February - 21st February)

Weekends in March.

Open Daily Easter, Half Term and Summer Holidays.

Term Time (closed Wednesday/Thursday).

Open Daily October Half Term (27th October - 31st October).

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

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. Keep your eyes peeled for the yellow AA Go Ape signs on the A21.

We're at the Bedgebury Pinetum Forestry Comission site.

 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£9.50 per day. 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: £9.50 per day. 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 fenella - Tree Top Adventure, on 2 September 2014
it was a bit crazy and busy when we arrived and seemed a little chaotic but the staff were polite and friendly. Our instructer dan was very diligent ensuring excited little girls- not mine- stopped giggling to listen to the safety instructions!!. Once we got going it was great fun- and quite hard work for some of us!! the staff were always about checking if we were ok. Brilliant overall experience and a fantastic- best ever !! birthday treat for my 12 year old daughter!!
Rated 5 Bananas rachel - Tree Top Junior, on 2 September 2014
The plan was to take my daughter (aged just 6) on her first tree top experience - I have had similar experiences when I was younger but recently developed a fear of heights (made worse with current glue ear and vertigo). We got half way across the very first bridge and she decided she couldn't carry on, I tried my best to help her but was struggling myself. The staff were fantastic (really friendly and supportive) - let us come back down and then let me swap with my husband (once paperwork had been changed) - she then went round with a far more confident adult, she did the first level twice and was then ready to do it alone. I was so proud of her she had a fantastic experience and a good life lesson about trying again and succeeding. If the staff hadn't let me swap with my husband the outcome would have been far different - thank you so much xxx I would like to conquer my fear and wonder of you ever do sessions specifically for those who lack confidence... I would like to have a go again when I don't have the pressure of knowing I will make people turn around and head back if I can't continue, I wonder if this is possible??
Rated 5 Bananas Sara - Tree Top Junior, on 2 September 2014
Was great fun for the kids - even in the pouring rain! Could do with a cover for the non participants though.
Rated 5 Bananas Laura - Tree Top Junior, on 1 September 2014
Absolutely loved it! A special 'THANK YOU' to Chloe who very patiently helped Eliza ( my 5 year old daughter) overcome her fear of heights to complete the entire track!
Rated 5 Bananas Michael - Tree Top Adventure, on 1 September 2014
Go Ape or Go Banana's !!. What a thrilling and exciting expereince. Having just visited Universal World of Adventures i was not sure anything could top that. But our great instructor, the great course and the excellent zip wires proved that big thrills are rihgt on your door step in the UK. Thanks Go Ape we loved it.
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