Geology Walk

From giant ferns and salamander's footprints to enormous mountains higher than the Himalayas, find out how Brimham Rocks came to be...

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Join the geology guide as you take in these amazing rock formations through a 90 minute guided walk, discovering how they came to be through 320 million years of geological history.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Brimham Rocks


Admission free

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

The basics

Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet in the car park.
What to bring and wear
Bring weatherproof clothing and sturdy footwear.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
14 October 2019 11:00 - 12:30 Available

Contact Info

Property Administrator
Call 01423 780688

Upcoming events

Brimham through the ages

Fri 30 Aug 2019
Join this guided walk to discover Brimham's history, from the last ice age that helped form these weird and wonderful rock formations, to the stories of the people who lived here and called Brimham home.

Walk in the footsteps of the monks

Sun 01 Sep 2019
Enjoy a day out in the countryside following the ancient route of the monks as you walk from Brimham Rocks to Fountains Abbey with your guides.

Climbing taster sessions

Sat 07 Sep 2019
Ever fancied having a go at climbing the magical rocks? Join Harrogate Climbing Centre for a 30 minute session to learn the ropes.

Going digital - photography workshop

Sun 08 Sep 2019
The magical landscape of Brimham Rocks with its SSSI moorland and panoramic views of Nidderdale has attracted artists for hundreds of years. Can you capture this spectacular landscape on camera?

Nature explorers - wild art

Sat 14 Sep 2019
Bring your nature explorers to this drop in session looking at the different ways of making wild art at Brimham Rocks.

Chris Boddy Pottery

Sun 15 Sep 2019
Join local potter Chris Boddy to watch the fascinating process he uses to produce his unique leaf print pottery. Discover how he develops his signature pieces on the wheel and take a look at some finished pieces in the shop.