Week 8: Sunday Walk in Brimham Rocks
Situated at the lower end of Nidderdale in the Yorkshire Dales, Brimham Rocks is surrounded by beautiful Dales scenery including fields of purple heather. It is best known for its spectacular rock formations, left during the last ice age, which have been likened to elephants, bears, and mushrooms!
"The rocks just make you want to climb on them. The pub lunch was good as well."
We'll take a coach to Brimham Rocks, and from there split into two groups, one group takes a medium-length walk whilst the second group take on a larger route. Both walks are preplanned and lead by our trained walk leaders.
Medium walks are generally between 6 and 8 miles (10-13 km) long, and tend to be at a reasonably gentle pace and always include a stop for a pub lunch. Long walks are slightly more challenging and are between 10 and 12 miles (16-19 km) long and don't include a pub lunch but instead stop for a packed lunch along the way. At 4.00pm all the groups meet back at the coach and return back to the University, arriving no later than 6.00pm.