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Sandstone Rocks Challenge Walk

E Sussex, Kent

27 km / 17 miles
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: Other Paths
Attributes: Anytime Challenges
Start and Finish: TQ584391 - Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent View on StreetMap

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook 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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OS Landranger 188, 199
OS Landranger Active 188, 199
OS Explorer 135, 136, 147
OS Explorer Active 135, 136, 147

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

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