Visiting Brimham Rocks with your dog
With acres of rock formations and moorland to explore, Brimham Rocks is a great place to exercise with your dog. There are plenty of places to discover and sniffs to sniff. Find out where you can go with your dog, what facilities are available to them and other important information.
Our pawprint rating system
We’ve been working on making it easier for you to find out how dog-friendly your visit will be before you and your four-legged friend arrive. To help with this, we've created a new pawprint rating system and given all the places in our care a rating. You can find this information in the National Trust members’ handbook.
Brimham Rocks is a two pawprint rated place.
These places have water bowls, dog bins and dog-friendly walks. You’ll be able to take your dog into some areas, but not everywhere. If there’s a food and beverage outlet, you can have a cup of tea with them, probably outside. Read on to discover exactly where you can take your dog.
We've missed out on a third pawprint rating, but only as we don't have any indoor facilities to eat and drink with your dog. The refreshment kiosk is just right for a countryside place like Brimham.
Facilities available for my dog
Water bowls are available throughout the site.
There are several dog waste bins around the grounds which are marked on the map and plenty of dog-friendly walks. You can request a map upon arrival, or find a link to a downloadable map here.
What else do I need to be aware of at Brimham Rocks?
You can take your dog with you everywhere at Brimham, but they must be kept on a short lead at all times.
Look out for any notices when you're walking your dog. Sometimes we might have to restrict the places you can take your dog, if we're doing work on the moorland, for instance.
The Canine Code
We’ve worked with our partner Forthglade to come up with this Canine Code, which helps to make sure everyone can enjoy their day:
- Keep them close: using a short lead helps to keep your dog from disturbing ground-nesting birds and farm animals. It's essential to use a short lead around sheep. But if cattle approach you, it's best to let your dog off the lead, and call them back when it's safe to do so.
- Pick up the poo: please always clear up after your dog. If you can't find a bin nearby, take the poo bags home with you.
- Watch the signs: keep an eye on local signs and notices wherever you're walking. They'll tell you if a beach has a dog ban, for instance, or if a path has been diverted, or if you're in an area where dogs can run off-lead.
- Stay on the ball: remember that not everyone loves dogs, and some people fear them. So make sure your dog doesn't run up to other people, especially children.
From rocks to moorland, Brimham Rocks offers a host of different of features for visitors. Take a look at the highlights of what you might see on your next visit.
A map for visitors to find their way around Brimham Rocks.
Whether you're planning a day out at a stately home or in the countryside, you and your dog will receive a warm welcome at lots of places across Yorkshire.
Discover the best places for a dog walk, from coastal adventures and dramatic mountains to more leisurely walks near you. Plus find information on dog-friendly cafés and read our Canine Code.
If you’re bringing your dog to the places we care for, here’s information on the Canine Code and pawprint rating system to plan your visit.
We've partnered with natural pet food maker Forthglade to create the Dogs Welcome project, helping you and your dog to get the most out of the places in our care.