Bewl Water

Bewlbridge Lane, Lamberhurst, Kent, TN3 8JH

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Bewl Water

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, watersports, cycling, open water swimming, camping 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 and soft play. 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.


Bewl Water Camp Site is open from 1st May – 30th September each year.

Bewl Water’s campsite offers a place for relaxation and serenity in a beautiful natural setting. If you are looking for peace and quiet, a place to unwind and enjoy a tranquil break in a lakeside setting, camping at Bewl Water will have all of your boxes ticked.

Bewl Water is the perfect environment for families, couples and small groups who want a chance to enjoy the outdoors and embrace a real break away in the countryside.

The pitches are set out in an open space with plenty of room for children, quiet areas to doze in the summer sun and plenty of communal space to meet your fellow campers.


The Waterfront Café, which has a range of healthy meals, snacks and hot/cold drinks to enjoy. The Waterfront Café has indoor and outdoor seating and overlooks the breath-taking reservoir.

Private hire

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.


#BestOfBewl Photography Competition

Show off your photography skills in this season's #BestOfBewl competition! We're encouraging both amateur and professional photographers to join us here at Bewl Water to capture all things wildlife, flowers and landscapes! The best photographer will win an annual parking pass for our car park worth over £300 and will be announced on our social media channels at the end of the season.

You must enter by Tuesday 20th December 2023 by sending your images via direct message on social media (@bewlwater)
All photographs submitted as part of the competition may be used for marketing purposes.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • charlottecharlottel
      United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      It’s a nice walk
      3 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 2nd March 2023
      Brel water is always a lovely walk and there is a nice cafe on sight too; although the car park is now a 6 charge. We were put off by this and didn’t actually stop to enjoy the day as planned because... Read full review
    • lilymaeq
      Not worth it for locals
      2 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 11th April 2023
      Been going here since I was a child, and now take my children as we live a 20 minutes drive away. It has sadly become a rip of lately. We meet with friends there today at 1pm, had to pay £7 parking... Read full review
    • FrankieG18
      East Sussex, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Great exercise
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 21st April 2023
      13 miles around this reservoir on a Sunday afternoon. Just the ticket to walking off your lunch. Clearly marked walking route with every mile. Stunning wildlife and scenery. It's extremely muddy out... 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

    Provider Preferences

    • Outdoor Attraction

    Opening Times

    Bewl Water (1 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2022)
    Monday - Sunday08:00 - 17:00

    * Last car park entry at 5pm.


    • Aerial view of Aqua Park


    Sunday, 18th June 2023 - Sunday, 18th June 2023

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    Saturday, 9th September 2023 - Saturday, 9th September 2023

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