A Way Through the Rocks - Harrisons Rocks, Eridge Rocks and High Rocks

A Way Through the Rocks

Harrisons Rocks,

Eridge Rocks and High Rocks

Harrisons Rocks are a series of limestone crags, publicly owned and managed by the British Mountaineering Council (BMC). The Rocks have been mapped out to an incredible degree over time and there are 379 routes, each with a grade and a name, such as “Groovy Graeme”, “Breadknife Buttress” and “Rum and Ribena”. Several mountaineers first discovered their destiny here, including Julie Tullis, film-maker, conqueror, and ultimate victim, of K2.

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This is a remarkable walk that you could never find just by looking at the map. It takes you through three great rock climbing zones near Tunbridge Wells: Harrisons Rocks, Eridge Rocks and High Rock (lunch stop). You can observe the rock climbers as you go. If you are a climber, you may want to bring your gear......

NOTE: This is a "walk" through an area of Tunbridge Wells and NOT a rock climbing event. However, we may see rock climbers along our route.

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Level: Moderate (4/10)

Length: 8 miles (13km)

Duration: 7hrs plus lunch

Start/End: Eridge Train Station
Drivers: Eridge Road, Bridge Green, Tunbridge, TN3 9LE
http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/eri/details.html

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Walks & Mileage Chart:
http://www.meetup.com/Natural-Born-Hikers/files/

The purpose of the Walk & Mileage chart is for you to keep track of your walks and distances covered. Your total distance covered will enter you into an exclusive Club 100, Club 300 and Club 500.
This is exclusive to NBH and offers a great prize for each Club.

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Lunch: Pack Lunch

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Meeting Time: 8.30am

Train departs from London Victoria at 08.53 via East Croydon and
arrives at Eridge Station at 10.03am .

Returning from Eridge Train Station, and arrive at London Victoria at 19.09.

Meet: The Main Ticket Office and the Ticket Machines.
See: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/SME/html/NRE_VIC/plan.html

RAIL TRAVEL: Advanced Groupsaver4 - £26.60 (£6.65 x 4 People)

I will arrange Groupsaver4 tickets as each group of 4 people arrive.
Please arrive early (between 8.30 - 8.45am) to save disappointment.

See Groupsave options:
http://www.daysoutguide.co.uk/group-save

Please check the planned engineering works when planning your journey:
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/livetravelnews/planned-works/calendar/default.aspx

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Cost: £7.50 per person (NBH costs and organiser's fee). To be paid to the organiser at the start of the hike.

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NOTE: Please remember to change your RSVP if you are no longer able to make the event. No shows are recorded and may affect your RSVP status for future events. After three “no shows” you may be moved to the waiting list for events that are full.

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Things to bring:
Pack lunch
Water and energy snacks
Walking shoes / Boots
Waterproof clothing (Jacket and trousers)
Suitable clothing for walking
Warm tops (layers)
Money (cash for lunch and drinks)
Camera (optional)

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Natural Born Hikers operate within:
The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.

For more information:
http://www.dti.gov.uk/ccp/topics1/facts/package.htm

Look at the following site for the simplified explanation
http://www.travelwatchdog.com/Travel%20Regs.htm/

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IMPORTANT NOTE: We consider safety to be our number one priority and while we never take unnecessary risks, we do recognise that any outdoor activity involves a danger of personal injury or death. Remember that you should be aware of and accept these risks as you are responsible for your own safety and you should not undertake anything beyond your abilities. It is also your responsibility to be correctly equipped for the weather and activity you have chosen to participate in.

We recommend that everyone participating in outdoor activities obtain appropriate insurance. The BMC offer excellent policies for all outdoor enthusiasts at very competitive rates: https://www.thebmc.co.uk/modules/insurance/Landing.aspx

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great weather. Just a few tiki tours on the way!!

    1 · May 28, 2013

  • Miles J.

    Really impressed with this location! Thank you Michael, looking forward to doing some climbing with you. As always with this group, the people I met were great and a pleasure to be with........ hope to meet again some day.

    May 27, 2013

  • Shahzeb K.

    Heyy it was really nice. Had a great day.

    May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great time as well! This was my first hike and it really didn't disappoint. Looking forward to tomorrow's hike!

    May 26, 2013

  • Valeria

    I really enjoyed the day! Thank you Michael, can't wait to do it again tomorrow.

    May 26, 2013

  • Nafiisah

    Great day! Met some nice people! Thanks Michael for organising and Kirsty for the trainers.

    May 26, 2013

  • Barbora B.

    many thanks, Michael, a great hike! I still cannot believe it was only 8 miles. looking forward to the next time!

    May 26, 2013

  • Ricardo M.

    My first experience with Meetup in London; not bad, I say! Managed to meet some really interesting people and explore the lovely english countryside; couldn't have asked for more!

    May 25, 2013

  • Siobhan

    Another great day out with this group. Good banter, lovely people and even some exercise :-) Look forward to seeing some of you again on Monday! x

    May 25, 2013

  • Tessa

    Thank you for a great day and all the lovely people I met :)

    May 25, 2013

  • Kat K.

    Michael, I've counted that this is my fifth walk with you and no change since the first time: great day, lovely people and I've learned something new about Britain. You are indeed the British Nature Ambassador (I must come up with a better name). Thanks for a great experience and thank you all for the lovely company. And remember to hug a silver birch once in a while to keep the tradition going :-) Warmest wishes to you all. K

    3 · May 25, 2013

  • Ricardo M.

    Will join, but I still don't know anyone in person... hopefully that won't be an issue! :)

    May 23, 2013

    • Michael.

      You will get to know lots of people by the end of the day :)

      1 · May 23, 2013

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