Brimham Rocks – Hidden Rock Formations Near The Yorkshire Dales

A while ago my wife made a list of places to visit in the North of England. Places that have been given high ratings by tourists from around the country. Due to not having a car for a while, we were not exactly at liberty to get up and go to any of these places as public transport is pretty much scarce when it comes to getting to these places. One such place we had on the list was Brimham Rocks.

We ended up hiring a car on one of the fine summer days and looked through our list. We looked through and picked three places; Brimham Rocks, Hebden Suspension Bridge and The Singing Ringing Tree in Burnley. Both Hebden Suspension Bridge and Brimham Rocks are located in or near the famous Yorkshire Dales. I’ll talk more about Hebden Suspension Bridge and The Singing Ringing Tree in another post.

We started off by visiting Brimham Rocks.

Brimham Rocks is best described as a land filled with weird and wonderful rock formations perfect for viewing, climbing and for getting amazing views from the top. It’s a great place for the entire family, including the parents as it provides adults and kids challenging opportunities to climb up and down these rock formations. There are so many rock formations that you can spend hours climbing, getting great views and ending the day with a picnic in one of the open green areas.

Legend tells us that the rocks were sculpted over centuries by ice, wind and rain. Whilst walking around, stretching your legs, taking in new views and getting a breath of fresh air, you’ll be filled with curiosity as to how these rocks got here in the first place.

It’s worth noting that Brimham Rocks is located on the eastern side of the Yorkshire Dales in the Nidderdale Area. What’s interesting is that Nidderdale has actually been declared as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It provides visitors with some of the most finest sceneries in the UK as the area is filled with beautiful countryside.

Take some time off during the summer holidays, bring along the kids, wear appropriate footwear, pack some food and head over to Brimham Rocks for a great day out.

Some Important Stuff

Car Park Charges: £6 for 4 hours & £9 for the entire day

Entry Fee: Free

Opening Times:

  • Countryside: 08:00 – 21:00
  • Kiosk: 10:30 – 16:30
  • Shop: 10:30 – 16:30
  • Visitor centre: 10:30 – 16:30

2 thoughts on “Brimham Rocks – Hidden Rock Formations Near The Yorkshire Dales

  1. This is great! I will definitely be taking the kids to one of these places. They could certainly do with a challenge!

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    1. I’m sure they’ll love it 😉

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