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Proposed venue:- Harrisons Rocks
Meeting point:- Car park (and toilets) TQ533364
Time:- 9.30am for set off at 10.00 am sharp
Directions by car:- 1km SE from Groombridge, take Eridge lane, Harrison Rocks sign on right directing you west down a small lane to car park which has a day parking charge at £4 via a machine
Directions by train:- Eridge Railway station (direct from London Bridge 56 mins). 20 mins walking to rocks via Forge Farm, or can collect by prior arrangement
Directions by bus:- Eridge Railway station (direct from Royal Tunbridge wells or Lewes) Nr 28 or 29
Guide Book:- Southern Sandstone CC and Rock Fax
Equipment:- Semi static 30m rope long static slings of off prefixed bolts for top roping, preferably no chalk used, foot mat useful and bring pack lunch. If you don't have top rope kit, there will be enough to share I'm sure.
PUB - Huntsman on A26 TQ54253460 7pm
Close to Eridge station , friendly, good beer, food, parking, fairly roomy . Let me know if you are eating here and I will book a table and warn them on approx. numbers
Wet weather option:- A circular walk is possible, visiting nearby rock out crops and possible hostelry's:- Nevill Crest and Gun, Boars Head, Junction and more