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Top Walks at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest

Located on the Kent/Sussex border, Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest is an award-winning attraction, as well as home to the largest pinetum in the world.

Discover Bedgebury’s world-leading collection of conifers set against a beautiful grade II listed landscape. There’s no better place to indulge in the benefits of the great outdoors.

You'll find something to suit all interests and adventure levels, from leisurely strolls to thrilling orienteering, and everything in between. Not forgetting, the interactive play trail that will delight kids with fun play furniture.

Let's discover the natural beauty and adventure that Bedgebury has to offer.

The Pinetum Trail

Discover the wonders of the Pinetum.

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the National Pinetum, where you'll be surrounded by extraordinary trees and an abundance of wildlife. The waymarked trail is suitable for all ages and abilities, making it the perfect destination for a family outing, a leisurely stroll, or an invigorating hike.

Experience the magic of the National Pinetum as you explore the internationally significant tree collection throughout the seasons. Whether it's the lush greens of spring, the vibrant hues of autumn or the serene beauty of a winter's day, there's always something new to discover.

As you walk through the Pinetum, you'll be able to admire a wide variety of conifers, including rare and endangered species, from all over the world. You'll also have the opportunity to spot some of the local wildlife that call the Pinetum home.

Easy - Trail Length - 2 miles (3.2 km)

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The Play Trail

Perfect for kids of all ages.

Bedgebury forest hosts an exciting play trail, so you can turn time in nature into an engaging outdoor adventure for your little ones.

With so much to discover, kids can step back in time as they follow in the footsteps of the historic plant hunters. On the natural play trail, you'll uncover hidden treasures such as the Shipwreck, test your balance on the Giant Rope Swing, and walk the plank at the Trading Post.

But the fun doesn't stop there - you'll also have the chance to explore Forestry England’s brand new Puzzle Forest, complete with exciting climbing frames and a thrilling slide, plus more forest-related fun.

Suitable for 1 - 13 year olds | 2km (1.2 miles)

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Sawmill Trail

An adaptable family stroll.

Starting by the main car park, choose to follow the waymarked blue family trail short or long loop for a scenic rural walk. This is a shared-use trail, for both walkers and cyclists.
View Forestry England’s walking trails map for Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest to discover your next outdoor adventure.

Trail Length - 9km (5.6 miles) or 4km (2.5 miles) short loop 

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Explore Sensory Walks at Bedgebury with the option of both a short loop (0.8 miles) and the long loop (1.6 miles).

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