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Photography and filming at Brimham Rocks

A couple snap some photos of the sun setting at Brimham Rocks in the low winter light.
Visitors are welcome to snap away with hand-held cameras. Who can resist those views after all? | © J Shepherd

With weird and wonderful rock formations and stunning views over the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty it's no surprise that Brimham Rocks is a top destination for shutterbugs and film crews.

"What is this strange place?" is a question we hear every day at Brimham Rocks. The unique landscape is ideal for filling those instagram feeds or the perfect back drop to your TikTok videos.

Some tips for getting those best shots are:

Have fun with shapes and sizes - look out for the 'Idol' rock on our map. You can be clever here and snap a great photo which looks like you're holding up a giant boulder.

Take advantage of heights - there are lots of crevices between rocks here - you could easily take a photo of a friend below or above you for a dramatic shot. See if you can use the rocks on each side to frame your photo.

Don't forget it's not just about the rocks - There are some of the most beautiful views across the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just off the main paths. Hunt them out and you won't be disappointed. Visit the viewing deck in front of the visitor centre and you can see for miles!

A couple snap some photos of the sun setting at Brimham Rocks in the low winter light.
Visitors are welcome to snap away with hand-held cameras. Who can resist those views after all? | © J Shepherd

Visitor photography at Brimham Rocks

Snap away! All visitors to National Trust properties are very welcome to take photographs for their own private use.

If you're capturing images which include our staff members or volunteers we ask that you seek permission from them at the time.

If you, as an individual want to sell or publish photographs please seek permission from our image team by contacting

Flying a drone

Flying a drone is not permitted here at Brimham Rocks as this is SSSI land. We're home to precious wildlife which is sensitive to disturbance and become alarmed and stressed by the presence of drones.

Professional photographic & filming access

Press Photography

If you're a member of the press who would like to take photos here please contact our office: or (01423) 780688.

Professional photographers

If you'd like to take photographs here for commercial use or for reproduction in any form you'll need the consent from our central team at National Trust Images. Images taken at NT properties may not be submitted to photo libraries, agencies or on-line providers or provided directly to image buyers.

Commercial photography & filming
Music videos, documentaries, and feature films - we've filmed plenty here.

All requests for permission to undertake commercial photography or filming of any kind at Brimham Rocks should in the first instance be referred to

Stacked rock formation at Brimham Rocks, with blue sky above

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