Bewl Water

Bewlbridge Lane, Lamberhurst, Kent, TN3 8JH

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About

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

Activities at Bewl Water include fishing, an aqua park, sailing, cycling, boating, 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.

Camping

Bewl Water Camp Site is open from 1st May – Sept 30th 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.

Café

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.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Sp218
      England, United Kingdom
      Well worth a visit
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 18th September 2021
      We visited Bewl for the first time in late August. We hired a pedalo and then had a picnic on the main green which slopes down towards the lake. Overall we really enjoyed the experience and our time... Read full review
    • Hampo1964
      Eastbourne, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Excellent family place
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 8th October 2021
      Great place for a family day out. You can also camp over night for a few days. They have Mongolian yurts you can hire which sleep 4. They are very comfortable. There's a fabulous 13 mile around the... Read full review
    • Sanuharris
      Fly Fishing at Bewl
      1 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 13th October 2021
      I have been fishing at Bewl for over 20 years and since the last 4 years, fishing at Bewl has deteriorated tremendously. Hope this improves and they stock the resovior on a regular basis. Sanu 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.

    Facilities

    Catering

    • On-Site cafe/restaurant
    • Picnic Site

    Establishment Features

    • Open all year round
    • Toilets

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking

    Provider Preferences

    • Outdoor Attraction

    Video

    • Aerial view of Aqua Park

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