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Sandstone Rocks Challenge Walk

27 km / 17 miles

E Sussex, Kent
A Challenge Walk devised by Revd John Merrill. Starting from Royal Tunbridge Wells the walk visits the small village of Frant on the way to Bowles Rocks, close to the village of Boarshead. The path becomes hillier on the approach to Mott's Mill where another sandstone outcrop, Penns Rocks, can be glimpsed through the trees. When the popular climbing area of Harrison's Rocks is reached there is a choice between following the High Weald Landscape Trail or taking the path at the base of the rocks. The impressive 17th century moated manor house of Groombridge Place is passed before the final sandstone outcrop of High Rocks. Tunbridge Wells Common is crossed on the way back into the town.

The Sandstone Rocks are part of the High Weald AONB.


Path Type
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Anytime Challenges; Challenging; AONB; Forest/Woodland; Geological
Start and Finish
TQ584391 - Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Sandstone Rocks Challenge Walk (John Merrill Foundation - 2019)
Badge & Certificate
Badge & Certificate for Sandstone Rocks Challenge Walk (John Merrill Foundation - 2019)


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27.0 Km (16.8 miles)
485 m (1,591 ft) ascent
179 m (587 ft)  maximum height