Brimham Rocks

Route info Very Easy
Distance 1.7 miles*
Time 50 mins
Low Point 260 m (approx)
High Point 270 m (approx)
Height gain 10 m (approx)
Terrain Paths
Bogs Minimal
Dogs Great for dogs
Cow count 0
Enjoyment rating (5 = best) ★★★★

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*Calculated by Ordnance Survey GPS

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Health stats Approx
Steps taken 5,015
*Calories burned – 10 st – 140 lbs 187 cals
*Calories burned – 18 st – 252 lbs 336 cals

*Calories burned uses this calculator and is worked out as though we are walking ‘level’.  If inclines were added it should be higher.



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Route description

Brimham Rocks on Brimham Moor in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are owned by the National Trust. Sitting at a height of up to 30m, the rocks – formed by Millstone Grit and being eroded by water, wind and glaciation have formed some weird and wonderful shapes.

The car park is £5 (June 15) and is the start and end point for the walk. The route is very difficult to explain but the map gives an idea of a walk that can be done in under an hour.  It would make a great family day out, so perhaps best to take a picnic on a nice day.  The kids will love it, but personally I’m not great with heights so I would probably panic a little seeing my kids at the top of some of the rocks.

Half way around the walk were toilets and a cafe, which are situated next to the trig point.