Thursday, 25 August 2022

Rocking it at Brimham

Good morning. And still I press on with the photo's from the weekend. I chose a more scenic route out of Pateley Bridge to go back to the car at Brimham Rocks. Up the hill, take the road for a short distance, then off on a track to the left. Heading for Knott Side, Blazefield, The Raikes, Cliff Top, and White Houses. A good choice, some lovely views. 
So far up the track is a viewing point. There is a big rock which has been made safe to stand on by adding a railing around it. 


I stood for a few minutes admiring the views when my peaceful haven was disturbed by chattering voices. Several senior men on a group ramble had stopped to take photo's. That was a surprise, I wasn't expecting that. We exchanged banter and I left them to it. 

There are a lot of footpaths around that area, it's quite confusing. I hoped I was going in the right direction for Brimham Rocks. At one point I wasn't sure where I was, and when I came to a junction it was a guess as to which path I should take. Time was getting on and I didn't want to be out late. I came to a farmhouse and knocked on the door. A young lady came to the door, and said, follow that track and it will take you to the car park at The Rocks. That was a relief. I came to some rock piles and thought I was there. 

Then I came across a couple of climbers, and I took some photo's. The man at the bottom holding the rope said there are a lot more than this, and pointed to where I would find them. I got back on the track and continued walking in the direction he suggested. 

YEAH, I found them at last. The Rocks are over a massive area, a lot of it hidden by trees. When I arrived in the morning everyone was heading out of the car park and following the signs to go and see them. I was glad I didn't do that, and went a long walk instead. When I got back to the car park it was nearly empty. It was the right decision to view the Rocks later in the day when most people had left. 














I must say, they are are impressive and well worth a visit. 
Maps available at the Information Centre, with a big map on a board on the wall outside when they are closed. Go to their web site to find more information. 

I was back at the car at 7pm, had a bite to eat, then drove back to Ripon arriving at 8pm for a second night there. What a great day that was. Checking the mileage on Bikehike I walked nine miles. I was ready for my bed. 
I made a plan for Sunday. The car can stay here while I go for another walkabout. More pics about that to come on the next post. 
Thanks for popping in. Toodle pip.   ilona

12 comments:

  1. Those rocks are amazing. You did the right thing to go when there weren’t many people around.

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    1. Yes, it was a good move. People were arriving after me, all heading up the steps towards the Rocks. I thought it would be better to save that part of it until last.

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  2. Looks a fantastic place, those rocks are very sculptural. I loved the car camping video as well. Hope all is good with you. Cheers, Karen

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    1. Hello Karen. They do look like sculptures. Everything is fine here. You know me, I take the punches and come back fighting. Look after yourself. Toodle pip.

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  3. Those rocks are amazing!! Massive. How wonderful you could stay in the same car park and have so many adventures a short distance away. Another fantastic trip under your belt mother!!!! Thanks for taking us along. 🤗

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    1. I like to study maps first and find an area where interesting places are not too far apart.

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  4. We've been to Brimham rocks a few times and are always amazed by them.

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    1. Yes, they are amazing. I didn't know what to expect and was surprised at the vast area they cover. It's like a maze that you could get lost in.

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  5. The rocks look like the ancient ones in Peru x

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    1. The Brimham Rocks are probably very ancient. I wonder how they got them to stack up, and lean over without falling down.

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