Stone Farm Rocks

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Stone Hill Rocks
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Stone Farm Rocks crag - geograph.org.uk - 1672314.jpg
Stone Farm Rocks is located in West Sussex
Stone Farm Rocks
Location within West Sussex
Area of Search West Sussex
Grid reference TQ380347
Coordinates 51°05′42″N 0°01′42″W / 51.094889°N 0.02833°W / 51.094889; -0.02833Coordinates: 51°05′42″N 0°01′42″W / 51.094889°N 0.02833°W / 51.094889; -0.02833
Interest Geological
Area 0.64 ha (1.6 acres)
Notification 1989 (1989)
Natural England website

Stone Farm Rocks are a series of sandstone crags and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (under the name Stone Hill Rocks) in the county of West Sussex, England. The site consists of 8 metres (26 ft) high sandstone crags. The crags reveal sedimentary structures which are used to examine the deposition of minerals in relation to water depths, direction and strength.[1]

The site is owned by the British Mountaineering Council who run it for the benefit of climbers. There are 74 identified climbs on the rocks. Bolt belays have been installed at the top of many of the climbs to reduce erosion of the site.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SSSI Citation — Stone Hil Rocks" (PDF). Natural England. Retrieved 3 May 2009. 
  2. ^ "Stone Farm Rocks". BMC Regional Access Database. BMC. Retrieved 1 May 2011.