Monday 15 February 2016

Eridge Rocks Makeover - Sussex Wildlife Trust

Sussex Wildlife Trust volunteers have been working really hard over the past few weeks at Eridge Rocks, a hidden outcrop of rocks within an ancient woodland.

Thanks to a £2,500 grant from South East Water's Community Chest Fund, overgrown dark pathways have been opened up by cutting back hazel and chestnut and bramble to allow sunlight to reach the woodland floor allowing spring flowers such as bluebells, primroses and violets to re-establish and thrive.

Climbing was banned for many years at Eridge but thankfully climbing is now permitted again. As part of the access agreement, certain climbs in the amphitheater and Demon Wall area have been banned to preserve the rare plants that inhabit the area, please respect this restriction as this area is considered to be a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

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For climbing area information visit our page here.

Photo: Sussex Wildlife Trust