The Common is famous for their sandstone outcrops, laid down as deposits from a vast freshwater lake around 136 million years ago, and sculpted by wind and water erosion during the Ice Age, and is linked with Rusthall Common. The Wellington Rocks and the chalybeate spring are highlights, and it is carefully managed to provide a habitat for a wide range of wildlife and plants, supporting many rare species. There are several ponds on the Common which act as breeding grounds for frogs, toads, newts and dragonflies. And, if you are especially quiet, you may see one of the Roe Deer that live here. There is a leaflet with a map on the website.
There are a number of tarmac paths, but most of the paths on the Common are simply trails, often steep, and can get very muddy in wet weather.
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Please note that the whole Common is surrounded by busy main roads, so please cross with care.
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