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Name:Brimham Rocks
Hill number:16416
Height:301m / 988ft
Parent (Ma):2781  Great Whernside
RHB Section:35B: The Central Pennines
County/UA:North Yorkshire (CoU)
Catchment:Ouse (York)
Class:Tump (300-399m)
(Tu,3)
Grid ref:SE 20594 65064
Summit feature:rock tor
Drop:46m
Col:255m  SE213670  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 99
(1:25k) 298
Observations:rock tor with trig point 15m NE at SE 20604 65072 is c.10cms lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 111 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Glorious little place. Luckily the summit tors are very easy to climb. With Alfie. Had a pint in Ripley on the way home.Dangerous Dave08/07/2019
First visit to the trig in a log time - we are usually worn out from all the scrambling on the rocks by the time we get that far!MrChris198009/06/2019
Wondefully atmospheric on a misty morningColin Crawford26/03/2019
With Ern and CorrineNottsOutdoorLad05/01/2019
My final English 300m+ English hill. Currently 1713 of them. Large NT car park is £6 for 4 hours to non National Trust members. Worth it for 4 hours exploring, but arrive after closing to avoid paying it. 10 minutes walk through the rocks to the summit.moorsman02/12/2018
My Grandad had saved this as his final 300m English hill. We all went with him to celebrate this hid 1713th hill. We had a celebratory tea afterwards.Mollyb02/12/2018
This was my grandad's very last 300m hill. The last of 1712 of them. It was my first. I worked a lot harder than him to reach ther summit as I am only 5.Williamr02/12/2018
First walking date.gavopeo28/11/2018
Brimham - a scrambler's/climber's paradise - can anyone resist touching the rock? Quite quiet (at summit about 18:40) - pretty good summit views.Wandered about, playing a bit & looking at some previous adventure spots.ger17/09/2018
With Jo, on a pleasant morning stroll around the area. Weather; sunny, good visibility.amblerbob11/09/2018
With my wife and daughter from the NT car park (free as we're members) - not too busy despite being the summer hols. What a wonderful place, very much one of the highlights of our holiday. My daughter and I loved scrambling up all the weird rock formations. Would have loved to stay longer but ran out of time after a mere 2 hours of childish joy!wheresthepath14/08/2018
A short stroll from the NT carparkShutterlag06/08/2018
Brimham Rocks from GR: SE 20875 64507ronaldo33322/04/2018
repeat trip Glasshouses to Ripleyraymondwilkes21/01/2018
A lovely circular from Summerbridge to Brimham and back. Plenty of climbing fun on the rocks. The flapjack from the village stores was fab.BizBoff01/05/2017
Parked in the National Trust car park then an enjoyable walk up between the tors to bag the trig and summit with Smudge.Dugswell216/12/2016
Car bagging with Dugswell.Smudge16/12/2016
In driving rain.Richard Lawrenc20/08/2016
Parked at the National Trust car park. The Penultimate day with my ex and her family. An enjoyable day climbing up and down numerous rock tors and then up to the trig and then the summit before heading back to the rental Volkswagen campervan and onto Fountains Abbey.....Dazingdale06/08/2016
An early evening visit after a trip to Studley Royal - Parked in the NT car park - wandered through the rocks to bag the summit.briandavies25/07/2016
A busy half term day. Sat our daughter on the trig point. The sun came out.familybreeze02/06/2016
From NT car park to SSE. School holiday crowds.jimbloomer05/04/2016
From National Trust car park.David Gradwell29/12/2015
From NT carpark in drizzle.garyhoney29/12/2015
From car park in rain.wozzat29/12/2015
Parked in free little car park on lane before you get to the NT one (coming from the north) and walked up easy paths to the trig which is the highest point (above/beyond the house at 20602 65069)clivevilla20/12/2015
Smashing area. Not too crowded today. As NT Member did not need to pay £5 to park, but spent £20 in the Visitor Centre just below trig.GordonAdshead10/10/2015
Might have been my first ever top 50 years ago but not sure if I visited the trig. No less fascinating in spite of spectacular places visited over the years.ijpowell04/09/2015
Visiting the rocks with my family. Bagged a top and a trig pillarSixtyplus25/07/2015
Lots of folk about the park but no-one up here next to the trig point. Always fascinated by this place.Walker Dan27/05/2015
1/1 bad weather day but still nice to stroll aroundFergalh11/02/2015
Revisit to this wonderful site in late afternoon,so no-one about.Overcast day.catman23/10/2014
With Catman.oscarrosie23/10/2014
Day out with the kidsThe-Z-Man12/07/2014
Quiet day at a very popular spot. Walk through the rock formations from car park to trigBramley08/02/2013
One of dozens of visits over the years.Aye Jimmy14/06/2012
With Jo, circular walk from Brimham Rocks cp: Brimham Moor and environs. Weather; overcast, mild, good visibility.amblerbob21/02/2012
At dusk after playing on rocks with Duli and kids.Wycombe Wanderer05/02/2012
Had probably been there before (climbing, 1972?)summitsup22/01/2012
Walked up here lots of times.stever27/02/2011
Guesstimate date. Can't remember when I was last there,one of a number of timesvegibagger01/07/2010
Scramble up the famous rocksarranc03/03/2009
Ascended after orienteering event. Fascinating area.JohnW24/02/2008
Ripley to summerbridge walkbriandiggle03/07/2006
Estimated date.Aimless Rambler01/05/2006
Atmospheric place to exploreMoorponder09/04/2006
RHW19/02/2006
1st climbing visit. Strange place. Got marooned for a while on top of a boulder as is the norm. Visited trig then Led Pete H up the classic VS Birch Tree Wall -frightening as hot and sweaty with spaced protection. Then drove to Wasdale Head to camp for w/e climbing with Pete.Chris Pearson04/05/1990
Started overcast, with slight drizzle, then intermittent showers, drying and clearing in the afternoon, ending with a sunny evening.on part of Nidderdale Wayjoseph mitchell10/07/1988
With family when visiting Brimham RocksCharlieRose24/07/1987