Eridge Rocks

A majestic sandstone rock outcrop among mixed woodland

It comes as a surprise to many that there are substantial cliffs tucked away in the woodlands of the High Weald of East Sussex. Giant boulders some ten metres high greet the visitor to Eridge Rocks. These rocks are designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the community of plants growing on them, but they have their own 135 million year old interest owing to a variety of weathering effects upon the crust that encloses a soft moist core.

Explore a little further and you will find that this stony projection extends for some 600 metres, its shady nooks, deep fissures, and giant bastions are topped with ancient and gnarled beech, yew and holly.

News from Eridge Rocks

    • Hair ice

      Hair ice

      This unusual ice formation, known as hair ice or frost beard, was spotted by our Reserve Manager at Eridge Rocks nature reserve in the High Weald.

    • Volunteers rock on

      Volunteers rock on

      Sussex Wildlife Trust volunteers have been working tirelessly over the past few weeks at Eridge Rocks nature reserve near Crowborough, a majestic sandstone rock outcrop set in mixed woodland.

    • New Sussex Geodiversity website

      Sussex Geological SitesAuthor Henri BrocklebankHead of Biodiversity Record Centre and Living Landscapes The Sussex Geodiversity Partnership launched their new website today, The Partnership comprises a small group of geologists and geomorphologists

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