Bedgebury Forest rides

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  • Parking for horse boxes
  • Toilets
  • Suitable for beginners

Soak up the atmosphere of one of Britain’s most popular areas of woodland as you ride around Bedgebury Forest. Bedgebury has a good network of toll rides and public bridleways, making it ideal for riders of all abilities.

The 2,000 acre forest is a famous conservation site and riders can enjoy the surroundings of impressive trees and wildflowers, as well as some of Britain’s rare wildlife.

With 12km of riding tracks and a trail map, Bedgebury provides an excellent riding experience. Horse riders with TROT (Toll Rides Off-Road Trust) permits will find way-marked trails linking to other existing bridleways, creating a network of horse-friendly routes around the forest.

Having worked up a healthy appetite amongst the trees, visit Bedgebury Pantry for a delicious range of freshly-made sandwiches, baguettes, bagels and cakes.

With a collection of more than 10,000 tree specimens growing in 320 acres, the adjoining Bedgebury National Pinetum includes many rare, historically important and endangered trees.

The pinetum has Britain’s tallest cypress, at over 135ft tall and can claim the tallest tree in the county, ‘The Old Man of Kent’, which is a giant silver fir measuring 165ft.

PLEASE NOTE: RIDERS MUST HAVE TROT PERMITS TO USE THE DEDICATED TRAILS

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