GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Eridge Rocks

1 miles (1 km)

This fascinating nature reserve in Tunbridge Wells contains a series of large boulders and mixed woodland. The imposing rocks are surrounded by interesting vegetation such as conifers, deciduous trees, bamboo, mosses, liverworts, ferns and bluebells. You can park at the car park at the southern edge of the reserve and then pick up the walking trails from there. Eridge Rail Station is also located nearby. You could catch the train and then follow National Cycle Route 21 for about a mile to reach the site.
The Tunbridge Wells Circular Walk passes the site so you can pick this up to extend your walk. The long distance trail takes you through the attractive countryside surrounding the town and includes a visit to Harrison's Rocks. Just to the north is the RSPB Broadwater Warren. It's a great place to continue your walk with its nature trails, wet woodland, boardwalk, ponds and wide variety of wildlife.

Postcode

TN3 9JG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Eridge Rocks OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Eridge Rocks Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

Head to the Nevill Crest and Gun at Eridge Green for some post walk refershments. It's a pub of some note being housed in a building with over 500 years of history. The unusually named inn is named after the crest of the Nevill family, the Earls of Abergavenny, on whose estate the pub was built: it is their monogram that adorns the building and many others in the surrounding area. The 'Gun' part of the name arose from a forge on the estate which produced cannons and cannon balls for the Nevilles: at one time an ancient cannon, made of strips of metal held together with hoops, was fired on fair days or days of celebration, and it is this that is referred to in the name. Many of the local villagers would have been employed in the forge. The pub has a splendid interior with atmospheric, beamed rooms and roaring fires along with a lighter garden room. Outside there's a large garden area where you can relax on finer days.
The Nevill Crest and Gun, Eridge 02 The Nevill Crest and Gun, Eridge 01
Pictured above: The Nevill Crest and Gun pub. An ideal pit stop on the walk.

Dog Walking

There's some nice woodland trails in the reserve which are great for a dog walk. Please keep them under control though as there is a lot of wildlife in the area. The Nevill Crest and Gun pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Eridge Rocks - geograph.org.uk - 1492841

Eridge Rocks. A popular location for walking & rock climbing. These rocks are outcrops of Tunbridge Wells Sandstone

Eridge Rocks, near Eridge Green, East Sussex - geograph.org.uk - 268250

View of the rocks on the left with a woodland footpath on the right

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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