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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!

Our Big Banana Relay launches at Go Ape Bedgebury on the 14th June. Get involved with all the action and support the Tennage Cancer Trust as our banana begins its travels round the country. Sponsor Us.

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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 parking charges apply at Bedgebury: £9.50 per day

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 parking charges apply at Bedgebury: £9.50 per day.

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 Huxley - Tree Top Junior, on 26 July 2014
Had a great morning with the family - 8 year-old and a 5 year-old - at Bedgebury. Joe, the instructor, couldn't have been more helpful and our children have been buzzing about their experience ever since. Thank you!
Rated 5 Bananas Judith - Tree Top Adventure, on 25 July 2014
Only negative comment is regarding three adults following our group of four 13 & 14 yr olds. They complained that we were taking too long and wanted to go ahead. We were willing to split our group so they could climb quicker but they went off in huff. They were being unreasonable; we had two girls who were quite panicky at times because of the challenge. One should expect holdups, after all its just the same as on the crazy golf course! Otherwise very satisfied.
Rated 5 Bananas Paul - Tree Top Adventure, on 23 July 2014
This was for my daughters 21st birthday. She absolutely loved it as did the other 3 in the group. The instructor, Boris was excellent, very patient and encouraging !! Fantastic morning , highly recommended
Rated 5 Bananas Angela - Tree Top Junior, on 16 July 2014
Our grandchildren aged 9 and 11 yrs loved the experience, especially the zip wire, and I'm sure would love to visit again.The only draw back was the lack of clear signage from the Road and also in the park itself, in order to make sure of arrival on time and stress free for grandparents!
Rated 4 Bananas Stephen - Tree Top Adventure, on 16 July 2014
Visited with 10 and 11 year old. Turned out that one of my kids had a bit of a panic attack at one point, this in turn made my other child panic. Basically, I felt that there was no way that I could safely look after both kids. I feel strongly that the rules should reflect this and state that each child should be supervised by an adult.
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