Fields and Fell Beck walk from Brimham

Walking trail

A gentle and easy walk taking in meadows and pastures, woodland and Fell Beck

Fields and Fell Beck Walk from Brimham Rocks


Fields and Fell Beck Walk Map


Brimham Rocks car park - SE 2085 6458


Section 1 (SE 2085 6458 / 54.07576, -1.68236) Brimham Rocks to Footpath Gate (1.5km / 0.9 miles) From the Brimham Rocks car park, go down the road you came in on, but before reaching the public road turn right down the track marked Private Road to Druids Cave farm. Stay on this track for about 1.5km (20 minutes or so), then shortly before it ends as a private drive look out for a footpath gate to the left.

Fields and Fell Beck Walk - Section 1


Section 2 (SE 1981 6509 / 54.08132, -1.69867) Footpath Gate to High North Pasture Farm (1.4km / 0.9 miles) Through the gate and down the footpath and through the gate at the far end. Turn right, to shortly reach a stone stile and continue on the winding way through the woods. Where a signpost points back to Smelthouses bear left down the path to Fell Beck. There’s a bridge on your left and a stile to your right. Cross the stile and head up the track through fields staying near the left hand boundaries of each, until after the fourth gate when you should follow the right hand boundary wall to reach a step stile over the wall ahead of you. Over the step stile then bear diagonally left across the field through a gate to a track. Turn right on the track and in 75m or so take the footpath to the right across the field and through a gate, turn left and see the gate on to a track about 50m or so further on.

Fields and Fell Beck Brimham Rocks - Section 2


Section 3 (SE 2052 6536 / 54.0838, -1.6877) High North Pasture Farm - Brimham Rocks (1.3km / 0.8 miles) Continue straight on the track for about 400m to where there’s a National Trust boundary sign, and on your right is a path heading back and upwards through the trees. Follow this path up through a gulley, and when you reach a fork bear right. Follow this path looking out for panoramic views on your right. Stop to marvel at Idol rock, then after 80 - 90 paces look back to your right to see the Druids Writing Desk. Continue on the path and look out for the Dancing Bear near to the back of the visitor centre. At the visitor centre there’s a shop and above it our exhibition room, and down the steps from the visitor centre you’ll see the re-freshment kiosk. From here you can meander gently back down through the rocks to the car parks.

Fields and Fell Beck Brimham Rocks - Section 3


Brimham Rocks car park - SE 2085 6458

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Fields and Fell Beck walk from Brimham


Easy going, mostly hard surface tracks with a short section of woodland paths..

Fields and Fell Beck walk from Brimham

How to get here

Brimham Rocks, Summerbridge, Harrogate, HG3 4DW
By road

10 miles (16km) south-west of Ripon, off B6265. 11 miles (17.8km) north-west of Harrogate, off B6165.

Fields and Fell Beck walk from Brimham

Facilities and access

  • Parking National Trust members free, non-members 4 hours £6, daily £9, minibus £12, coach £18
  • Shop, visitor centre and refreshment kiosk (check opening times)
  • Toilets
  • Cycle racks
  • Dogs are welcome but must be kept on leads where the walk passes through grazing areas for cattle and sheep.