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Brimham Rocks, Harrogate
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Stretch your legs with a walk around Brimham Rocks, featuring some of the most dramatic natural formations in the United Kingdom. These balancing rocks, many of which reach a height of 30 m (98 ft), are part of the protected Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Caused by the erosion of the Millstone Grit sandstone over a period of 300 million years, the almost impossible shapes were once thought to have been carved by the druids. Many formations have been named, though imagination is required and the correct viewing angle is helpful. See if you can spot the Sphinx, the Turtle, or the Dancing Bear. Rock climbing is recommended for very experienced climbers only, with guided walks for casual visitors available all year long. Add Brimham Rocks and other attractions to your Harrogate trip itinerary using our Harrogate itinerary planner.
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  • Not really the place for a couple of adults off for a walk. In half term week the paths were looking rather worn and tired. The rocks were Ok for a quick wander around but it all felt too busy and I'd...  more »
  • A great day out doors for the all the family. Good parking and fairly easy access. Great for kids to scramble around and the rock formations are very interesting. Good refreshments on site for ice cre...  more »
  • We spent an afternoon doing the boundary walk (approx 3.5miles) which terminates in amongst the Brimham Rocks. The walk starts from the car park which is £5 for non National Trust members. We printed ...  more »