What to expect on your visit to Brimham Rocks

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Keeping our visitors, staff, and volunteers safe is our priority. If we can't do that, we won't be able to keep Brimham Rocks open. We're following government guidelines and adapting our ways of working, so your visit to the site may still be slightly different than you're used to. Please have a read through the information below and help us keep Brimham Rocks open safely for everyone to enjoy.

We're following the most up-to-date govenrment advice and are open for much needed access to nature. We’re continually reviewing the situation in line with government guidance so please check our website before your visit for the most up to date information.

4 ways to keep everyone safe

  1. Use hand sanitiser – you’ll find dispensers throughout the site
  2. Face coverings are required in indoor areas, unless exempt
  3. Give people plenty of space, including our staff and volunteers
  4. Scan the NHS Test & Trace QR code if you can upon arrival to site

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

We don't have a ticket booking system* at Brimham Rocks and parking is first-come-first-served. 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 winter 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.


Please wear a face covering when using the toilets, unless exempt. They're open every day from 10am-4pm. There's also an accessible toilet. 


The kiosk is only open Saturday and Sunday 10:30am – 3.30pm during the winter months, 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. 

Social distancing guidance 

Please continue to give people plenty of space including our staff and volunteers. 

If you're showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don't visit.


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.