High Rocks

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High Rocks, Wellington Rocks, Toad Rock Tunbridge Wells
High Rocks, Wellington Rocks, Toad Rock Tunbridge Wells

High Rocks, Wellington Rocks, Toad Rock,

Tunbridge Wells abounds with unusual outcrops of sandstone rock formations dating back millions of years. These impressive rocks are now a National Monument but many 1000's of years before stood a stone age camp. There are acres of sandstone rocks entwined in the beautiful countryside providing senic walks in picturesque woodland.


Wellington Rocks are situated on the Common and are the closest to town.

 

Wellington Rocks

Wellington Rocks
Toad Rock is situated at Rusthall, the Manor who's Lord is still the owner of the Chalybeate Spring (and much of the Pantiles). The rock is so named because of its appearance, like a giant toad!
High Rocks 2 miles to the west of the town, the outcrops were once a pre-historic, Iron Age, fortified encampment where the local settlers would gather their families and livestock when raided by other marauding tribesmen. Nowadays it's a peaceful place to picnic and let the children climb upon the rocks. But beware! Some of these rocky outcrops are 12 metres high and enough for amateur rock climbers to practice on! Nearby there is an inn and restaurant.
High Rocks
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