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Nidderdale & Washburn Walks

Brimham Rocks

Brimham Rocks

Date: 20th February 2010
Distance: 1.5 miles
Ascent: 250 feet
Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
With: Lisa and Rhiannon
Start Grid Ref: SE208645

Walk Summary:
This was not so much a walk as an extended play time with my daughter at Brimham Rocks, one of my favourite places.

Route Summary: A ramble around Brimham Moor from the main National Trust Car Park.


1. Brimham Rocks

2. Rock formations

3. More rocks

4. Even more rocks

5. And more rocks

6. Nidderdale from Brimham Rocks

7. Lisa and Rhiannon on the Brimham Rocks trig point

Walk Detail: Considering how many times I've been up to Brimham Rocks in my life it is quite surprising that I've never seen it with snow about. This added an extra element of interest as we spent a lot of the time playing hide and seek with Rhiannon.

This mostly consisted of Rhiannon and I hiding while Lisa came to find us. Rhiannon thought it was all great fun, even more so when she discovered the delights of handling and throwing snow. She discovered an especial thrill for throwing snow at her daddy's balding head.

To be truthful we tired out a long time before Rhiannon did and she didn't really want to go. We'd all had a great time though and it was especially gratifying when Rhiannon said she'd like to go back to 'the Rocks' soon.

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