Brimham Moor – rock formations of balancing stones in North Yorkshire, England. ( United Kingdom ) An area of about 50 acres has many monoliths and rocks of bizarre shapes. Under different slopes and angles of view in the rock formations you can “see”, for example, the sphinx, dancing bear, camel, turtle and more.
From the mid-nineteenth century until the early twentieth century, it was believed that the Rock-idol and other bizarre formations were the work of the Druids, but later the researchers concluded that the Bremham Moore monoliths were a true natural miracle. 18,000 years of sun, running water, wind and frost have made these shapeless natural sculptures out of formless rocks and mountain formations.
The most famous landmark of Brimham Moore is Rock Idol. A huge 200-ton boulder 4.5 m high, balancing on a small cone-shaped formation.Thousands of tourists and travelers visit Brimham Moore all year long. In summer, the stone park is immersed in luscious greenery, and in winter it is removed in white hats, which gives the local “giants” even more charm. Brimham Moore is open from 8am until the evening.
in popular culture: the children’s television shows Knightmare and Roger and the Rottentrolls were partly filmed in Brimham Rocks.
in 1958 The area was recognized as being a Site of Special Scientific Interest , The site once featured in the Bee Gees‘ video ‘You Win Again’.
Access : Coordinates: 54.080278, -1.684167 / Location : Summerbridge, Harrogate HG3 4DW / Brimham Rocks is located 4 miles east of Pateley Bridge of the B6265, 10 miles north west of Harrogate of the B6165.You can arrive at Brimham Rocks by Bus or Train. These are the lines and routes that have stops nearby Bus: 24.
- The rocks stand at a height of nearly 30 feet in an area owned by the National Trust, The rocks have their own names like… the Eagle, Idol Rock , Druids Writing Desk , Dancing Bear ..
- The trail : Brimham Rocks and Brimham Moor is a 2.8 mile trail located near Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England, which offers panoramic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is mainly used for hiking, walking, running trails and bird watching.
Facilities : The National Trust operates a visitor centre, shop and kiosk at Brimham Rocks,
Visiting hours: Brimham Moore is open from 8am until the evening / Admission fees :Admission to the stone park is free of charge, however the parking fee is £ 5
Activities : sightseeing / photo opportunities / trekking – Geology walk / guided tours / Climbing at Brimham Rocks / cycling at Brimham Rocks
Go next : Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden / Braithwaite Hall / East Riddlesden Hall / Yorkshire Dales