Chiddinglye Wood Rocks

Southern Sandstone

This is a small crag situated in the Chiddinglye Wood, half way between Tuners Hill and Ardingly on the B2028.

Crag information
Climbing Area: London & South East Rock Type: Sandstone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Private No. of Routes: 30
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 1959
Grid Reference: TQ348324

Wakehurst and Chiddinglye Woods have been designated as a SSSI because of the extensive exposure of sandrock - a geological important and nationally rare habitat. The site has the richest sandrock community in the country, supporting unique flora, the uncommon cranefly, and a diverse breeding community of woodland birds. The owner of the outcrop has (with the support of Natural England) has banned climbing – access is only available to groups with legitimate scientific interests who apply in writing beforehand.

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