Brimham Rocks Walk
Brimham Rocks is a National Trust owned site with a collection of fascinating rock formations. You can explore the labyrinth of paths while enjoying fabulous views over Nidderdale.
This circular walk starts from the on site car park where you can pick up trails heading around Brimham Moor where there's pretty heather to see. The trails will take you around the ancient rocks which are hundreds of millions of years old. It's also great for wildlife with a number of bird boxes attracting Blue Tits and Redstarts to nest in the area.
The site is located near Pateley Bridge and on the Nidderdale Way walking route so there is scope for continuing your walk through the Nidderdale AONB.
PostcodeHG3 4DW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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There's an on site cafe where you can pick up some refreshments after your exercise.
The site is dog friendly and there are usually plenty of dog owners with their pets. You may need to keep them on leads depending on the time of year and the nesting wildlife.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head west from the site along the waymarked Nidderdale Way and you could pick up the Pateley Bridge Circular Walk. This will take you north to the expansive Gouthwaite Reservoir where there is a lovely waterside trail to pick up.
For cyclists the epic Way of the Roses and National Cycle Network Route 688 pass through the site. You could follow the signed route from Pateley Bridge to the rocks.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Nidderdale Walks page.