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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.

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

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 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 

£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 Jacqueline - Tree Top Junior, on 17 April 2015
The only problem can be queuing like we experienced last year. We started at the same time as another group whom were very young and took a very long time to go round the first course. Then a child got scared on the second course and held our group up again. For a very long time. This year we didn't experience anything but normal waiting for the person ahead. The children absolutely loved it though and wanted to do it again and yesterday was thoroughly enjoyable. Two in the group very good at it and the instructor gave them lots of challenges. All the staff were excellent help and enthusiastic. Thank you.
Rated 5 Bananas Duncan - Tree Top Adventure, on 16 April 2015
Just wanted to thank Rose for her professional safety briefing, knowing every bodies names and for being there at the Tarzan swing which was my particular challenge and asking if I was alright thank you for that and for making both me and my son Luke feel welcome and cared for.
Rated 5 Bananas peter - Tree Top Adventure, on 16 April 2015
I am terrified of hight's but took my 11 year old son so could hardly wimp out. We had a great day and completed all 5 sections terifiying but exhilarating loved it and at 61 feel I now must be the oldest swinger in town
Rated 5 Bananas Kim - Tree Top Junior, on 16 April 2015
Took my 2 girls and a friend age 8,11,12 they all had a great time and my youngest overcame her fear of heights and whizzed round course.. Despite really hot weather great fun was had by all
Rated 5 Bananas Karen - Tree Top Adventure, on 16 April 2015
Great fun, tiring, but totally satisfying when finished!
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£25
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