HARRISON'S ROCKS


Harrison's rocks are owned by the BMC (British Mountaineering Council) and are managed on their behalf by the Harrison's Rocks Management Group (HRMG).  
Harrison's Rocks are one of the most popular sandstone crags and are approximately one mile south of the village of Groombridge in the county of East Sussex. 
There are an extensive amount of climbs at Harrison’s ranging in style and grade. Most of the routes have bolts in place for setting up top ropes, but still bring long slings and static rope with you. Harrison's Rocks is situated in a beautiful woodland setting, and is suited to everyone, from beginners to experienced climbers, and is a popular choice for families.

The Forestry Commission own and maintains the toilet facilities, car park, camping area and surrounding woodland. Dogs are welcome but they must be kept on a lead near the climbing areas. Please do not climb when the rock is wet or damp.

Please report any Harrison's Rocks issues to the BMC at access@thebmc.co.uk

New Routes 
Submit new route information here (UKC Logbook)


Car Park - 
Summer Opening Times - April 1st to October 24th: 8am - 10pm

Winter Opening Times - October 25th to 31st March: 8am - 5pm 

Note: There is a warden on site for emergencies only. Enquiries concerning the car park can be made to Chantelle at the Forestry Commission - Phone 07771 943664 or email. Chantelle.Jay@forestryengland.uk

Pay & Display - 

  • Cars £1 per hour, £4 per day, £6 for 24 hours 
  • MiniBuses £2 per hour, £6 per day, £8 for 24 hours
  • Discovery Pass £27 per year

Camping - Summer Season Only
There is a small, basic campsite adjacent to the car park. The campsite has 16 pitches a toilet block, a washing up area and a fire pit. Please note there are no showers here.

Only open in the summer months (April to the end of October when the clocks change) There is an online booking system that enables you to book a camping slot on one of the pitches on the day of camping. Please note this doesn't allocate you a specific pitch and pitches are on a first come first served basis.

When you book you will receive confirmation, please keep this handy as wardens may ask for this when conducting checks. You will also receive the site rules and important safety information. Please read these carefully and the risk assessment displayed at the toilet block. Bookings start at 10am and last for 24 hours so you must be packed up and off the campsite by 10am on the morning of departure.

Parking charges apply separately to camping and parking tickets must be purchased from the machine at the toilet block or via RingGo.

Please note this online system is part of a trial, camping without booking may impact the future of the site.

Fires are only permitted in the fire pit.

Toilets - OPEN 

Access Issues
  • NON

Guidebooks: 
Please see the guides page here 



Due to the rock having only a thin outer layer, the rock is very fragile and can only be soloed or top-roped.  Lead climbing is prohibited and placing trad gear would easily rip out and damage the rock. There is a CODE OF PRACTICE for climbers that should be read before climbing and setting up top-ropes.