Our connection to Brimham
As a group we have been visiting Brimham Rocks for over 30 years and it is one of our most popular destinations. Our very first task day was on the 3rd of December 1983, and we did a range of tasks on that day including scrub clearance and path maintenance. In the following 31 years, Brimham has remained a firm group favourite and we are still doing birch scrub clearance! To date we have now visited on close to 90 individual days with a total of over 5,000 volunteer hours.
So why do we keep coming back?
Brimham Rocks is an amazing place to work, partly because of the fantastic rock formations but more because of its sense of remoteness and space. It is one of the closest places to the towns that we live in that feels wild and different.
It is always a joy to drive out through the sheltered and cultured environs of Harrogate and 20 minutes later be on wild and open moorland. Brimham is high and so often has different weather to wherever our homes are. For instance, on one of our recent task days, we left Leeds on a typical cool and foggy wintery morning, only to arrive at Brimham to find both ice and snow. We had an amazing day bringing wood off the moor, surrounded by blue sky from horizon to horizon and a fantastic panoramic view in all directions.
Brimham Rocks: always an adventure, always a pleasure.