Sandstone Bouldering at Stone Farm

Stone Farm - Search Nearby - Added by Taole Chen

Likely the closest outdoor bouldering you will find in London! 

Having moved to London recently, I found the big sprawling metropolis and constant grey skies quite suffocating. Luckily, after some research we located a small, but accessible crag to the south of London, near Gatwick Airport! Perfect to find some respite from the bustle of the city + some sick sandstone bouldering (be prepared for lots of slick slopers, some pockets, very bad feet).

How to get there: 

  • It can be reached by public transport (take Southern rail and 84 Bus + walking), but we opted to rent a car, as it is about the same cost (or cheaper), as train tickets are expensive. Also: driving is faster.
  • Either rent car in the city or rent at Gatwick Airport. Car rental is cheaper at the airport, but the savings are offset by the train tickets.
  • Turn into Admiral's Bridge Lane, there will be a small turnout with enough parking for maybe 4 cars. 
  • Walk up North on West Hoathly Road maybe 100m max, you will find an easily spotted trailhead on the West side of the road. Walk along trail another 5 min, and there will be a sign declaring this area as "Stone Farm Rocks" with a few rules regarding how to set up toprope anchors (Yes, you can toprope here!). All the boulders can be found concentrated behind the sign.
  • Pick a boulder and start crushing!

Tags

Rock Climbing
Forest
Scenic

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