Walking and cycling at Brimham Rocks

To stretch your legs, take in new views and visit the undiscovered areas of the property and beyond - try out one of these walks and cycle trails either on your own or with a National Trust guide.

Strangely shaped rocks at Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire

Circular walk at Brimham Rocks

This short walk will show you the highlights of Brimham from the amazing rock formations to the fantastic heather moorland.

Brimham Boundary Walk

Brimham Boundary Walk

This walk takes you around much of the boundary of Brimham Rocks with beautiful panoramic views.

Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire

Moorland and meadows walk at Brimham Rocks

Enjoy the magnificent long distance views as you walk through moorland and meadows near Brimham Rocks, where you can see for miles on a clear day.

Pastures and Panoramas Walk

Pastures and panoramas walk at Brimham Rocks

This walk takes you through pastures in Nidderdale with beautiful panoramic views across the dale and beyond. You might see flashes of blue as kingfisher fly past and brown trout in the river as you walk along the river path.

Fields and Fell Beck Walk from Brimham Rocks

Fields and Fell Beck walk from Brimham

A short walk down to Fell Beck with beautiful views across Nidderdale pastures and meadows.

Red Kite

Farmland, wide open skies and birds of prey

A gentle walk past farms, meadows and pastures with wide open spaces, big skies and a good chance of seeing Red Kites, Buzzards and Kestrels.

The Monk's Footsteps in Autumn

In the Footsteps of Monks

Walk in the monks' footsteps from Brimham Rocks to Fountains Abbey, following the ancient trail. There are excellent views from Riva Hill to Brimham Rocks.

Viewpoint over Nidderdale from Panorama Way

Brimham Rocks to Pateley Bridge circular walk or walk & ride

This walk takes you by the river Nidd to Pateley Bridge, returning via the Nidderdale Way. You can also walk to Pateley Bridge and then take a bus back to Summerbridge. (Check bus timetables first.)

Nidderdale North Yorkshire Nidderdale Cycling Loop

Nidderdale Cycling Loop

Set in and around the Nidderdale AONB this is a loop around one of the most beautiful areas of the Yorkshire Dales. The route is almost all off road and takes in a variety of terrains, ranging from gravel tracks through open moorland to narrow technical descents, this journey is a challenging route for the more experienced riders.

Cycling is an excellent pastime.

Brimham Rocks and Fountains Abbey Circular

This 14-mile route goes past the Fountains Abbey World Heritage Site and takes you back to Brimham Rocks for a well-earned rest and brew.

Cycling on the moor, North Yorkshire.

Brimham Blast

For the mountain biking enthusiast Brimham Blast is the perfect challenge. Despite being short it should not be underestimated. After a gentle start up on the road it soon heads onto rough bridleways with challenging uphill and downhill sections opening up spectacular views.

A group of cyclist resting at Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire.

Way of the Roses cycling route

Way of the Roses cycle route, one of Britain’s best coast-to-coast routes, goes right through the property of Brimham Rocks. For 170 miles between Morecambe and Bridlington, this highly popular route passes through historic cities like York and Lancaster, and other gems such as Settle, Pateley Bridge and Ripon.

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