Brimham Rocks

Summer picnic at Brimham
Brimham Rocks

Things to see and do

Introduction to Brimham - Idol Rock

Welcome to Brimham Rocks 

With 400 acres of moorland and rocks to explore, there are plenty of activities for families and independent adventurers to do. Discover how to make the best of your day here and find out more about the history, geology and the habitat.

Brimham Rocks

What's on

Upcoming events

Brimham through the ages

Thu 27 Jun 2019
Join this guided walk to discover Brimham's history, from the last ice age that helped form these weird and wonderful rock formations, to the stories of the people who lived here and called Brimham home.

Geology Walk

Sun 30 Jun 2019
From giant ferns and salamander's footprints to enormous mountains higher than the Himalayas, find out how Brimham Rocks came to be...

Going digital - photography workshop

Sun 07 Jul 2019
The magical landscape of Brimham Rocks with its SSSI moorland and panoramic views of Nidderdale has attracted artists for hundreds of years. Can you capture this spectacular landscape on camera?

Nature explorers - pond dipping

Sun 14 Jul 2019
Bring your nature explorers to this drop in session looking at the pond here at Brimham. What kinds of beasties can you find living under the water?

Geocaching Taster

Wed 24 Jul 2019
Bring your little adventurers for a digital treasure hunt at Brimham Rocks.

Kids Outdoor Day

Wed 31 Jul 2019
Come and explore high and low with Harrogate Climbing Centre on an adventure just for kids!
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Eating and shopping

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Our work

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Group of children visiting Brimham Rocks

Visit with your group 

Groups of visitors have been coming to our special place since the 18th-century. With guided tours, self-led visits and downloadable trails come and find out what makes Brimham Rocks so special.