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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Harrison’s Rocks: debating bridge access

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28/09/2017

Should a bridge be built to access the Isolated Buttress? We attempt to summarise the wide-range of views for and against a bridge before it’s discussed at the Sandstone Open Meeting on 8 October.
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Protect the rock: Read our updated Sandstone Code of Practice

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21/06/2017

How to protect Southern Sandstone while enjoying its unique, esoteric climbing. We've just launched a newly updated booklet giving advice on how to minimise your impact whilst climbing on Southern Sandstone.
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Top 5 skills for Southern Sandstone

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15/05/2015

Live near London and want to climb outside? Unusual, specific skills are required to access, protect and enjoy the capital's nearest real rock climbing areas. The sandstone outcrops on the borders of Kent and East Sussex are softer than virtually any other climbable rock. Here are the top five skills you need to get started.
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Furniture polish, PVA and cement: the strange secrets behind Southern Sandstone conservation

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11/05/2015

For climbers in the South East of England, sandstone crags such as Harrison’s Rocks are oases of adventure in a region otherwise seriously lacking in opportunity. The fragility of these crags means that they need extra protection – and small groups of activists are doing their best to keep the climbing top-notch for the rest of us. Meet the unsung heroes of Southern Sandstone.
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Harrison's Rocks access road, toilet block and car park improvement works

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05/03/2015

From 16th-29th of March work will take place at Birchden Wood to resurface the access road into the site and deliver improvements to the toilet block and car park.
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Great success at Sandstone Volunteers Group work meet

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02/12/2014

Last weekend saw the first in a series of winter work meets on Southern Sandstone, organised by the Sandstone Volunteers Group. With a great turnout of local climbers helping to improve southern sandstone crags, get their hands dirty and meet new people, these events are a must on any south-east climber's calendar. Sarah Cullen tells more...
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Harrison's toilet block: latest news

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07/11/2013

The future of the Harrison's Rocks toilet block has become a hot topic for southern sandstone climbers. BMC access officer Rob Dyer reports back from an initial meeting held last Monday between all stakeholders in the Harrison's car park/toilet block/campsite. Can the future of the toilet block be secured?
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Harrison’s toilet block and campsite closed

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12/07/2013

The toilet block and campsite at the Harrison’s Rocks car park is currently closed because the building is unsafe.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Steve Durkin Sandstone Trust

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15/02/2013

The Steve Durkin Sandstone Trust has recently been setup with a remit of protecting the fragile Southern Sandstone crags and promoting and preserving access to them. Tim Daniells, one of the trustees and a driving force behind the Trust tells us more.
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Southern Sandstone: guidelines

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09/07/2011

Southern Sandstone is the only climbable rock close to London and the crags are probably the most heavily used in the country.
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