Walking at Brimham Rocks
Walks and activities at Brimham Rocks and the surrounding Nidderdale countryside - an area of outstanding natural beauty.
If you're taking part in any of the recommended walks, please park at the main Brimham Rocks car parks. Parking on the roads or private tracks obstructs farmers access to their land and prevents emergency services reaching the site.
Plan and navigate your own walk - footpaths and tracks are being reviewed for ease of following to help you plan your own walk with confidence. Designed for use on a mobile device, the maps include location links to Google Maps to help you check your bearings. Walk planning guide (PDF / 1.9MB) download .
GeoSpotting - Use your smartphone / tablet or a GPS device to track down some named rock formations and views. You’ll find the PDF download on our Things to see and do page.
Orienteering - Have a go at orienteering at Brimham Rocks. Our permanent course is available all year round, whatever the weather. This course is perfect for beginners, families, dog-walkers and school groups. Download your map here (PDF / 0.3MB) download or pick one up from the visitor centre shop together with a compass to help you find your way.
Geology - Are you interested in learning about the rocks and how they came to be? Try our Step into Brimham (PDF / 2.2MB) download walk to learn more about the geology.
Spot the rocks - If you are fascinated by the shapes and forms of the rocks try out this Spot the Rocks (PDF / 0.6MB) download walk at Brimham Rocks. This is particularly good for keeping the attention of the younger members of the family.
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