Bewl Water

Bewlbridge Lane, Lamberhurst, Kent, TN3 8JH

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About

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

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.

Camping

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.

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.

 

#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.

T&Cs:
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:

    • sheilafloyd
      Southampton, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Dangerous half term visiti
      1 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 2nd November 2022
      Found this a dangerous place to visit with children . 9 year old granddaughter became very distressed when she found herself sinking in the mud as she approached the water from leaving the playground... Read full review
    • hollywN2730TE
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Lovely
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 4th December 2022
      Just completed the Christmas elf trail today with my little ones. The route was so well thought out, the whole way was light up with fairy lights and so magical. There was lots of photo opportunities... Read full review
    • 857geoffh
      Sissinghurst, United Kingdom
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      Couples
      A marvellous place for walking
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 17th January 2023
      This is a marvellous place for walking. It's a long way round, if you go the whole distance, but you can pick and choose just how much you want to walk. A woerd of warning though; make sure you... 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

    Opening Times

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

    * Last car park entry at 5pm.

    Video

    • Aerial view of Aqua Park

    Events

    Sunday, 1st January 2023 - Friday, 31st March 2023

    Picture of a teddy bear in blue top and green shorts, against a white background.Ranger Bear's Winter QuestCan you find all of Ranger Bear's friends at Bewl Water?
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    Saturday, 25th March 2023 - Saturday, 25th March 2023

    Photo of dogs at Bewl WaterBewl Water's Big Dog Day OutBig Dog Day Out makes a return for 2023 to Bewl Water, with all the excitement of last year and much, much more
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    Saturday, 13th May 2023 - Saturday, 13th May 2023

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

    Bewl Water, Hermes Marathon10k, half and full marathons at Bewl Water.
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    Sunday, 18th June 2023 - Sunday, 18th June 2023

    an Austin 7 vintage car on road with blurred backgroundAustin 7sClassic cars at Bewl Water.
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