Who we are and what we do


The Sandstone Volunteer Group comprises individual & club climbers and others who have an interest in conserving the rock and environment of the sandstone crags in Kent and East Sussex by:

  • disseminating the objects of ‘The Sandstone Code’ and encouraging good practice’ which will prevent the heavy wear and tear to which the rock has been subjected over many years
  • carrying out work to clear overgrowth and brush where appropriate
  • repairing damaged rock, discouraging graffiti and other gratuitous damage
  • recognizing and protecting unique areas of rock where botanical or geological SSSI status could threaten future access
  • encouraging participation in projects as they arise by enlisting the help of professional and voluntary bodies, where applicable, and the climbing community
  • creating sustainable use of this unique climbing area through maintaining good relationships with the owners and custodians of the crags.

Download the new Southern Sandstone Code of Practice here CofP 2017

 The BMC has videos showing good practice for climbers on Southern Sandstone


See our Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/SandstoneVolunteersGroup or connect via the button

For general information relating to all matters Sandstone go to http://www.southernsandstoneclimbs.co.uk


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