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Group visits at Brimham Rocks

A school group visits Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire
Give us a call to arrange your group or school visit to Brimham Rocks | © NT Images

Groups of visitors have been coming to this special place since the 18th century. With millions of years of history to discover and downloadable trails on offer, come and find out what makes Brimham Rocks so special for a group day out. Here’s everything you’ll need to know both before and during your visit.

Booking your group visit

We welcome all groups at Brimham Rocks and are open throughout the year. If you are planning to visit with a group, you’ll need to book in advance.

To make your booking please email

Group activity organisers are responsible for their own administration and should ensure that they have adequate staff, risk assessments, first aiders and the appropriate amount of public liability cover (minimum £5 million).

Groups with National Trust Education Group Access Pass can park free of charge all day Monday-Friday during term time.

We recommend arriving in a minibus or small coach as the surrounding roads are narrow with lots of overhanging trees and there is limited space for turning or moving around the car park. Please note that we cannot facilitate coaches over 22 seats.

Brimham Rocks provide a wonderful place for an adventure for all ages but please explore safely

The rocks and paths can become slippery when wet. Always keep an eye on children, there are sudden drops and steep slopes across the site. If you're visiting Brimham Rocks to take part in activities such as rock climbing, please make sure to take extra care at height. If you need assistance, please call the emergency services (999) and ask for mountain rescue.

A man reaches up over a rounded rock, while rock climbing at Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire
Rock climbing at Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Groups Code of Conduct

Brimham Rocks is a natural playground offering wonderful opportunities for outdoor recreation. The site is also a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) so we limit the number of groups bookings to balance the impact on the wildlife and habitats we look after along with providing enough space for everyone to enjoy the site.

On your arrival please speak to a member of the welcome team in the car park. They can advise you on the best place to park and will process any car park payments. Please note that the car park is a 10 minute walk from the nearest toilets and refreshment kiosk.

Climbing groups -

Brimham's varied and dramatic natural landscape makes it the most diverse landscape in Yorkshire for climbing.

If you are bringing a group of climbers please be aware:

  • Millstone grit becomes slippery when wet. For your safety, you should avoid climbing in wet conditions.
  • Please do not 'reserve' or monopolise climbing areas by laying out equipment ahead of your group's arrival. The rocks are for the enjoyment of all visitors.
  • The rocks are easily damaged. Rocks must be bolt-free and rope wear should be kept to a minimum by using rope protectors where ropes run over edges during abseiling and top roping.
  • Some crags, such as Cubic Block, fall outside the National Trust land ownership boundary. Separate permission to climb these rocks should be sought from the relevant landowner.
  • All wild birds, their nests and eggs are protected by law. Damaging, destroying or disturbing the nests, birds or eggs is an offence. Please respect any routes that are temporarily closed due to nesting birds. If you come across nesting birds on an open route, report it to a member of staff and find another climb.

Who is eligible for free entry?

Registered tourist board guides (on production of a valid badge), coach drivers and tour leaders escorting groups of 15 or more. National Trust members also receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.

Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust please direct them to our Membership page or call 0344 800 1895.

Free familiarisation visits for group leaders

If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 of our places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 12 months. There’s nothing quite like seeing or experiencing somewhere for yourself to help you plan a successful visit. To receive your pass, call 0344 800 2329 or email us at

Thank you

By hosting your activity at Brimham Rocks you enable us to continue to look after this wonderful place for everyone, for ever.

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