What to expect on your visit to Brimham Rocks

Brimham Landscape

Keeping our visitors, staff, and volunteers safe is our priority. Please have a read through the information below and help us keep Brimham Rocks open safely for everyone to enjoy.

Visiting Brimham Rocks. What you'll need to know.

We have limited car parking spaces and weekends and school holidays can be quite busy. If there's no available parking, unfortunately you'll be turned away. Please don't park on the road as it obstructs our local farmer's access to their land and prevents emergency services reaching the site.

*Please note that group visits (minibuses and larger vehicles) must be booked in advance by calling 01423 780688 or emailing BrimhamRocks@nationaltrust.org.uk

Car Park

The car park is open from 8am to dusk, all week during the summr months and is pay-and-display. The car park payment machines only take coins. There's a ‘paybyphone’ app available to use which we advise you to download before your visit as we don't have strong internet reception on site. 

Download the app here

Phone: 0330 060 4037

National Trust members can scan their membership cards at our payment machines for free parking.

Car park £6 for 4 hours, £9 per day. Minibuses £12 (booking essential), motorhomes (6m and over) £12, coaches (booking essential) £18, motor cycles free.


Open every day from 10am-4pm. There's also an accessible toilet. 


The kiosk is open Wednesday - Sunday 10am – 4pm, and serves hot & cold drinks and light snacks. Please check our opening times for full details. 

There are lots of picnic benches and visitors are welcome to bring their own refreshments. BBQs, gas burners or fires are strictly forbidden anywhere on main site or the 400 acre surrounding moorland. Please take your rubbish away with you.

Shop and visitor centre

The National Trust giftshop is now permanently closed. We now have a fantastic second hand book shop at Brimham – please see our opening times for more information.   


Dogs are very welcome at Brimham Rocks but must be kept on short lead everywhere on site and the surrounding moorland. This helps ensure social distancing and protects our wildlife.


Cycling is not allowed anywhere on site. You're very welcome to travel here by bike and make use of the bike racks near the visitor centre during your visit but you'll have to dismount when you arrive. 


We have accessible trails taking visitors to the main rocks and returning the same way for mobility scooters and wheelchairs. If you're pushing a wheelchair, please bear in mind that it can be quite strenuous because of gradients around the site and mixed terrain. We have a mobility scooter available to hire on weekends by pre-booking only - please call us on 01423 780688 to book.

First Aid

If you require first aid plese contact (01423) 780688. 


Drones are strictly forbidden at Brimham rocks and the 400 acre surrounding moorland.


Brimham's varied and dramatic natural landscape makes it the most diverse landscape in Yorkshire for climbing. Use of pitons or any equiptment which may damage the surface of the rocks is strictly not permitted.