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.

Managing Eridge Rocks

Eridge Rocks Nature Reserve is important for many rare lichens, mosses and liverworts which grow on the majestic sandstone outcrops - see how our staff and volunteers help manage the reserve to ensure their future success.

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Reserve size:
44 hectares

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Geodiversity at Eridge Rocks


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