4.6 of 5 (8 votes)

Harrison's Rocks from Eridge

A moderate walk (countryside) in Kent, England, about 14.58km (9.06 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 4:30h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 101m (331ft)
Loss 96m (314ft)
Max. Elevation 120m (393ft)
Elevation (total) 197m (645ft)
Start & End
Eridge
Distance 14.58km
(9.06mi)
Duration ~4:30
Difficulty  
Moderate
Ordnance Survey Map
Created by Anonymous Walker on 22 Aug 2013
This walk circuits the sandstone crags of Harrison's Rocks, popular with climbers but good for walkers too. It's a great walk in spring when the bluebells and wild garlic are out. For a short walk, finish at Groombridge just north of the rocks; the alternative route described here takes in more of the enjoyable High Weald countryside.

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Waypoints

OS Grid TQ542345
Start the walk in Eridge.
Forge Farm About 1.29 km (~0.8 miles) from
OS Grid TQ531351
Walk along the road to Forge Farm.
Harrison's Rocks About 0.30 km (~0.19 miles) from
OS Grid TQ532353
Enter the woodland where on a sunny day you will find climbers on the sandstone routes.
Around the rocks About 0.64 km (~0.4 miles) from
OS Grid TQ530359
Follow the footpath around the rocks.
Groombridge About 0.76 km (~0.47 miles) from
OS Grid TQ531367
The path takes you to Groombridge; catch the train here for a shorter day out.
South of Groombridge About 1.08 km (~0.67 miles) from
OS Grid TQ520367
Otherwise, continue along the path south of Groombridge
Hale Court Farm About 1.48 km (~0.92 miles) from
OS Grid TQ507372
At Hale Court Farm, take the left fork along the Sussex Border Path.
Summerford About 1.64 km (~1.02 miles) from
OS Grid TQ492365
Beyond Summerford, the path bears south towards Withyham.
Withyham About 0.98 km (~0.61 miles) from
OS Grid TQ492356
Pass through Withyham, with a pint at the Dorset Arms: www.dorsetarms.co.uk/aboutus.html
Buckhurst Park About 1.15 km (~0.71 miles) from
OS Grid TQ502349
Pick up the path again, heading southeast to Buckhurst Park,
Littlebrook About 1.32 km (~0.82 miles) from
OS Grid TQ506337
Either follow the path to Littlebrook, or take the short cut through the woods to Lye Green.
Park Grove About 0.71 km (~0.44 miles) from
OS Grid TQ512338
Pick up the High Weald Path - a lot of long distance paths round these parts - and head for Penns in the Rocks.
Towards Eridge About 1.38 km (~0.86 miles) from
OS Grid TQ523347
Pass Penns in the Rocks and continue east back towards Eridge.
Eridge About 1.85 km (~1.15 miles) from
OS Grid TQ541344
Finish up at Eridge station; the Huntsman pub is a good spot if you want another snifter before heading home: http://thehuntsmanpub.com

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