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Brimham Rocks

RegionYorkshire and Humberside
ClubClaro Orienteers
Nearest townSummerbridge
PostcodeHG3 4DW
Carpark locationHG3 4DW

Available Map

Jointly with the National Trust, CLARO has developed an Introductory permanent course.

The course journeys through the main rock formations

Other Things to do in the Area

The natural spectacle of Brimham Rocks, with its giant rock formations, was created by an immense river 100 million years before the first dinosaurs walked the earth, and a visit to this amazing landscape is truly a journey into pre-history.

The rocks, sculpted by 320 million years of ice, wind, and the movement of entire continents, have taken on weird and wonderful shapes and with a little imagination, they resemble familiar creatures. Visitors are free to explore the site, spotting the Dancing Bear, the Gorilla, the Eagle and the Turtle, whilst the more nimble can crawl through the Smartie Tube and balance on the Rocking Stones.

Some of the most iconic rock formations can be viewed only 10 minutes’ walk from the car park, and it takes around four hours to explore all of this fascinating site, with its enduring landscape and carefully managed environment.

Brimham Rocks and its heather moorland are both Sites of Special Scientific Interest and are a magnet for geologists, naturalists, climbers and walkers, as well as families who love the freedom to explore this amazing place.

Maps Available From

  • The 'Available Maps' link above.
  • Directly from the National Trust website.
  • The National Trust shop (see website or handbook for opening times)

Further Information

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners