Rocktype Sandstone (soft)
Altitude 61m a.s.l
Dan Beban on Niblick (UK 5c), Harrisons. © Farez Rahman
TOILET AND CAMPSITE IS NOW OPEN - REVISED CAR PARK FEES APPLY - see approach notes below...
Harrison's Rocks belong to the BMC. Popular with groups and becoming well worn on the easier routes. Please use soft soled shoes (preferably climbing shoes) and clean your feet on a carpet or mat before climbing. There are large bolts above most climbs and a 3m length of static rope should be adequate to ensure your belay karabiner hangs over the edge of the crag to avoid damage to the rock from moving ropes.
The car park is pay and display and belongs to the Forestry Commission.
Cars: £1/hour, £4/Day, £6/24 hours or a 'Discovery Pass' (see below) which allows unlimited parking for a year from the date of issue. (This will only be available for cars).
Minibus (up to 17 seats): £2/hour, £6/day, £8/24 hours
Coach: £3/hour, £10/day, no overnight stays
The Forestry Commission offer a "Discovery Pass" for £27 per annum. See their website http://www.forestry.gov.uk/pass.
The Birchden Wood pass is here http://boxoffice.forestry.gov.uk/en-GB/memberships/birchden%20wood%20discovery%20pass
Camping available on the Julie Tullis Memorial campsite adjacent to the car park, currently £5 per person per night, £2.50 for children.
July 2016 - Machine still only accepting coins, no cards or notes accepted (bring a lot of coins)
Often crowded on warm weekends. Please help to avoid further damage to the crag. If you witness poor belaying, please advise on the correct method. Ropes running over the edge of the rock will destroy the crag so please bring long slings with you.
Take the road S from Groombridge, past the old station on the left. Take the R fork; 200m further turn R again down a narrow lane signposted "Birchden Wood and Harrisons Rocks". The car park has recently (2015) been re-laid. Please see car parking above.
From the car park, various footpaths lead in a southerly direction to the crag - about 10 minutes walk.