Bedgebury National Pinetum

Discussion in 'Business Directory' started by Marley Farley, Aug 13, 2012.

Bedgebury National Pinetum
Telephone
01580 879 820
Location
Bedgebury Rd
Cranbrook
Nr. Goudhurst Kent
TN17 2SJ
Email Address
Opening Hours
Parking (including admission) is £8.50 per car
All Year weather prevailing
  1. Bedgebury Forest is ideal for cycling, walking, riding, picnics, adventure play and Go Ape. Visit the world's finest conifer collection in the National Pinetum. Safe, healthy outdoor fun for all ages and abilities in the heart of South East England. Open all year & great value for money, Bedgebury is the place to visit on the Kent/Sussex border.
    "Fantastic place whether you are young or old. My whole family love it and it's just a one-off payment for parking - excellent value."

    ----------------​

    The Friends are proud to support the work of the Forestry Commission at the National Pinetum Bedgebury. This partnership has helped to make us the leading outdoor visitor attraction in the South East and to create an internationally renowned conifer collection, which is the most complete in the world. Different aspects of Bedgebury provide exciting children's play areas, mountain biking for all levels of ability and the tranquillity and beauty of the Pinetum.


    [​IMG]
  2. pete

    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2005
    Messages:
    26,233
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    joinery
    Location:
    Mid Kent
    Ratings:
    +24,611
    Not been there for a few years, it used to be a good place for a quite walk and to look at the trees of interest.
    Its now become very organised, and if you have the cash, you can get in.
    Personally, I give it a miss as the parking charges are extortionate if you just want a walk with the dog.
    Also its dogs on a lead these days, Zoe would never forgive me if I took her there again.:biggrin:
  3. stumorphmac

    stumorphmac cymbidist

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2010
    Messages:
    312
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    RETIRED GARDENER
    Location:
    Powys
    Ratings:
    +198
    How lonag and how much do they charge It used to be free when i went and took the kids to get rid of there energy
  4. Marley Farley

    Marley Farley Affable Admin! Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    Messages:
    29,557
    Occupation:
    Gardener Councillor Governor Homemaker
    Location:
    Under the Edge Zone 8b
    Ratings:
    +12,064
    It is £8.50 for the day, that is entry & parking rolled into one.. Very reasonable for a day the same as a lot of Forestry sites as I see it.. :SUNsmile:
  5. pete

    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2005
    Messages:
    26,233
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    joinery
    Location:
    Mid Kent
    Ratings:
    +24,611
    But it used to be free, or if there was someone on the gate in high summer about 50p.

    A lot of locals used the place and it was good for a couple of hours or the whole day depending on what you wanted.

    Why are so many places only catering for people from outside the area?
    If I was on holiday, sure I'd pay £8.50 no problem, I have done similar in the past in Yorkshire or Lake district.

    But I'm not paying £8.50 to take the dog for a nice walk.

    Everything is becoming so organised and commercialised its difficult to find somewhere natural.

Share This Page

© XenKingDir from Surrey Forum
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice