Things to see & do

An amazing place for all seasons

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What's on

Discover the amazing history of the Brimham Rocks on the Brimham Rocks and Beyond guided walk and look out for more seasonal activities coming up, like the Geocaching Taster Mornings.


Starting Monksâ¿¿ Walk towards Riva Hill.

There's lots to do and discover at Brimham Rocks, from walking, rambling and climbing to photography and bouldering. See our activities page for more ideas and inspiration.

Don't miss...

  • Enjoy magnificent views over Nidderdale and beyond
  • Marvel at the gravity-defying Idol Rock
  • Listen out for hooting owls as dusk draws in
  • Discover the Dancing Bear, the Lounging Turtle and Lizard's Footprint
  • Find the nine brass rubbings near some of our most popular rocks
  • Perfect for walking, playing in the sunshine.

Wonderful walks

Pastures and panoramas

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Take this trail through the fields around Brimham Rocks and take in breathtaking views of the dales.

Moorland and meadows

Discover tree stumps of all shapes and sizes in the Yorkshire dales. © Lloyd Gregory

Explore the diverse landscape surrounding Brimham Rocks, looking out for natural masterpieces as you go.

Circular walk

Extraordinary rocks make for amazing photos © Paul Harris

This circular route takes you around the Brimham Rocks estate, pointing out the significant rock shapes and their various names as you go.

In the monks footsteps

Walk leaders Steve and Liz leading. © Jaanika Reinvald

 Walk in the monks footsteps from Brimham Rocks to Fountains Abbey following the ancient trail.

What's the weather like?

Fantastic family days out

Come and play scramble and explore at Brimham Rocks

Come and play scramble and explore at Brimham Rocks

With rocks for clambering on, winding paths for hide and seek and vast stretches of grass and moorland for picnics and games, Brimham Rocks is nature's playground. Whilst you're here, why not try something new? Join in the digital treasure hunt by finding the geocaches hidden all around the area and tick off some of the 50 things - Brimham Rocks is a great place to climb a tree and create wild art. Don't forget to keep an eye out for our Daymakers!

Rocky Running

Get your trainers on and try our first ever running trail.Click on the link below for trail route. Our trail has been developed with the help of our partners at Ripon Runners click to find out more.