Bewl Water

Bewlbridge Lane, Lamberhurst, Kent, TN3 8JH

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Children playing on a log at Bewl Water, Kent


Bewl Water is open, but some activities are restricted. Please check the pop-up notice on their website before visiting. They have also made a video showing their social distancing measures.


Bewl Water is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, located in the heart of the High Weald. Home to the largest stretch of inland water in the South East, Bewl Water boasts a stunning reservoir, scenic woodland walks, cycle paths as well as many activities for the whole family.

Situated near the picturesque town of Lamberhurst, Bewl Water is within an hour's drive of Tunbridge Wells, Hastings, Tonbridge, Maidstone, Ashford, Eastbourne and Sevenoaks via the adjacent A21, a trip to Bewl Water makes for a great day out on the Kent and Sussex border.


Activities at Bewl Water include fishing, an aqua park, sailing, cycling, boating and an adventure playground. Whether you fancy a scenic walk around the reservoir (which takes around 5-6 hours for the average walker), or for those who prefer something more challenging why not cycle the route! For children there are facilities available all year round to keep them entertained including our exciting adventure playground. Throughout half term breaks there are kids’ camps which involve nature trails, playing on the mini ranger cars, ultimate frisbee, laser tag challenge and rounders.


There are two restaurants, The Waterfront Café, which has a range of healthy meals, snacks and hot/cold drinks to enjoy. For something more substantial there is the Boat House Bistro, which offers a choice of delicious home cooked meals including British Classics on a Friday and Sunday Roasts. The talented chefs in The Boat House Bistro offer a weekly changing menu with the freshest ingredients, all of which you can enjoy in the stunning Boat House Bistro, perched on the water’s edge.

Events and Conferences

With a range of event spaces Bewl Water makes the perfect location to hold private events, from milestone birthdays to christenings. With function spaces at both The Waterfront and The Boat House Bistro, Bewl Water can host occasions from intimate celebrations to award ceremonies for up to 100 people.

The versatile function rooms at Bewl Water also make it the ideal location for corporate events and functions including Christmas parties, networking events and award ceremonies, or smaller business meetings. With excellent facilities including onsite parking and AV facilities it is hard to beat the offering at Bewl Water.


With the scenic landscape and panoramic views, it is understandable why so many couples have chosen Bewl Water as the stunning setting for their wedding day. Set in hundreds of acres of outstanding natural beauty, Bewl Water is the picture perfect location for your special day and a unique venue in Kent. Licensed to host both ceremony and reception, which means couples can marry with the backdrop of the beautiful reservoir at Bewl Water.



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    • kirkydee1
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      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 30th October 2020
      Although the car park seemed busy, once we set off walking everyone was nice and spread out. There was plenty of room on the paths to social distance, you just needed to step onto the grass a little... Read full review
    • CatchMeTravelling69
      London, United Kingdom
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      Fantastic Afternoon
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 12th November 2020
      We set out to get a bit of fresh air during lockdown, so decided to do a bit of MTB for the afternoon. Unbelievably easy to organise. We parked up, headed to the cafe for a quick drink, spoke to... Read full review
    • KBtraveller36
      London, United Kingdom
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      Nice visit, very muddy though!
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 2nd January 2021
      We came here for a visit in late December, slightly in desperation as we’d visited our local park what felt like a million times over the festive period and needed a change of scene (and a chance to... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    Bewl Water is on the Kent/Sussex border near Lamberhurst, just off the A21. When approaching from the north, follow signs to Bewl Water and turn off the A21 onto Bewlbridge Lane. When approaching from the south, go past Flimwell and follow signs to Bewl Water, turning off the A21 onto Bewlbridge Lane. Follow Bewlbridge Lane for approximately 800 metres before turning left into the Bewl Water entrance. Car parks are signposted.



    • On-Site cafe/restaurant
    • Picnic Site

    Establishment Features

    • Open all year round
    • Toilets

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking

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    • Outdoor Attraction


    • Aerial view of Aqua Park


    Friday, 30th October 2020 - Sunday, 31st January 2021

    Boats at Bewl Water, Kent.Predator Fishing at Bewl WaterDo you want to catch a big one? During winter, you can fish for predators at Bewl Water - and even (on particular dates) pike!
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    Tuesday, 1st December 2020 - Sunday, 28th February 2021

    Keep Fit at Bewl WaterBewl Water is a fantastic place to stay active, whilst enjoying the wonderful outdoors. Bewl Water is great for running, walking and cycling as you might be aware, however, here at Bewl you can also incorparate your gym workout too.
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    Saturday, 8th May 2021 - Saturday, 8th May 2021

    Bewl Marathon 8th of May 2021Bewl Marathon 8th of May 2021A scenic late spring event starting from the lower dam wall (near the Bewl Water Visitor Centre) and following the clockwise Bewl round the reservoir route. All four of these race distances take place on lovely undulating rural wooded trails and along some quiet Kentish country lanes, with stunning…
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