A special natural environment
The countryside of Brimham Rocks is a rare and valuable natural habitat for animal and plant life.
Local birds and animals
The moorland habitat is rich in wildlife.
Different types of owl live at Brimham Rocks. Tawny owls call at dusk.
A volunteer-built bug hotel provides shelter for small creatures.
Providing a breeding ground
Pheasant is a long-tailed ground-nesting game-bird living on the moorland at Brimham Rocks.
Providing a feeding ground
Red kites come to Brimham Rocks to feed.
Providing a living space
Red deer inhabit Brimham moorland all year round.
Home for the rare and the common
This commonest and most widespread UK bird of prey also comes to feed at Brimham Rocks.
Learning about wildlife and protecting habitat
Bilberry picking at Brimham Rocks
Bilberries thrive on high ground and heathland and do best in acid soil, just like the conditions at Brimha...
How to spot them
You have to be eagle eyed to spot the tiny fruit. Look out for pinkish flowers, and cup-shaped petals.
When to pick them?
The best time to pick bilberries is from the end of July until the beginning of September.
Dark blue berries
The crop is at its most abundant for about two weeks after the berries have turned dark blue.