Brimham Rocks and Brimham Moor

EASY 10 reviews

Brimham Rocks and Brimham Moor is a 4.5 kilometer loop trail located near Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and bird watching.

Distance: 4.5 km Elevation Gain: 149 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly



bird watching



A circular walk from the National Trust site of Brimham Rocks in North Yorkshire, within the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Brimham Rocks is a natural spectacle of giant rock formations, sculpted by 320 million years of ice, wind and continental shifts. The resulting formations come in all sorts of weird and wonderful shapes and, with a little imagination, they resemble familiar objects and animals. Along this trail you will have chance to see the Dancing Bear, the Turtle, the Mushroom, the Writing Desk and the Sphinx. The main visitor area at the heart of the rocks is understandably popular, but our walking route soon strikes out into the surrounding heather moorland where you will find yourself away from the crowds and enjoying stunning far-reaching views. The walk includes a few gradients throughout. If follows a mixture of stone tracks, rocky paths plus very narrow paths through heather moorland. Some stretches can be muddy, and you will need to negotiate several steps and boardwalk bridges (but there are no stiles). Dogs are welcome throughout the walk and you will not be sharing any of the paths with livestock. The site is typically open every day from 8am to dusk. Allow 2 hours.

9 hours ago

This is a great walk, can be muddy in places so definitely waterproof shoes recommended, great walk with dog but will need to stay on lead as we saw lots of birds and deer! Better walk than I could have imagined will be coming again! —you will need £6 in change for car park

17 days ago

4 months ago

The trail was just beautiful! It was easy terrain awesome rock formations and just amazing views. The trail was easy to spot and there were several side paths to the rock formations off path. I would recommend this for all ages.

6 months ago

Although the supplied trail is only 2.8 miles, you can easily double that or more by walking around the area. It's a fabulous place for the family and for dog walking (on lead). Best get there early as it gets really busy by lunch time.

10 months ago

Great directions and interesting info to go with it. Love the GPS map too.

Wed Oct 03 2018

Lovely mix of stunning rocks and quiet walking on springy moorland paths. Brilliant directions.

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