Monday, 29 September 2008

Brimham Rocks,Yorkshire Pt.16

Here we are visiting Brimham Rocks. It's popularity increased in the 1800's due to Harrogate becoming a fashionable Spa resort. The current landscape is a result of over 320 million years of geological movement, ice ages and the erosive effects of the weather. Victorian visitors however, believed the stunning rock formations were the work of Druids who fashioned the rock into mysterious shapes, hence such names as the Druid's Idol, Writing Desk and Coffin. With a little immagination one may be able to spot the Baboon, Dancing Bear and Eagle. The rocks are surrounded by Heather moorland which unfortunatly have just about finished their flowering season.

We are going to climb the hill to the top of the moor and on the way will be passing many varied and interesting rock formations. You will see here a small selection of the photographs that I took on the way.







Keep on coming up - it's worth it


























We are at the top now (not too difficult was it?) and there's a National Trust shop, tea and ice-cream kiosk available. We are not going to hang around though as we are driving further across the moors in order to explore some caves and we have already spent the morning at Fountains Abbey.

The very top
Now it's down again before jumping into the car















12 comments:

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

I'm exhausted from the climb! That was quite the trek. What caused those rocks do you know?

willow said...

Amazing! It's beautiful the way the lush green foliage has grown up around them.

Lorrie said...

Fascinating rock formations. And what a climb. How long did it take you?

Lorrie

Wild Rose said...

I don't think there was a cafe the last time I was there ~ it is a great place for a cup of tea though!

Marie x

Sara said...

What amazing rock formations...I did not know you had anything like that in England. The view from the National Trust shop area was really interesting...to see all those rocks among the trees like that. Wow.

Willow said...

I was reminded of the movie Pride and Prejudice, the scene where Elizabeth is climbing the with her aunt and uncle.

The rocks almost look fake. What amazing shapes they have!

Linda said...

Aren't those sudden rock formations in the middle of nowhere amazing? They had some great ones like that in New Zealand too and red rocks in Arizona.

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

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I`M SO GLAD TO HAVE FOUND YOUR LOVELY BLOG!
YOU HAVE SO MANY PHOTOS TO DELIGHT US ALL... SPECIALLY THE GARDENS OF THE NORTH, THE LOVELY TEA ROOM AND YUMMY RIPPLEY ICE CREAM "MUSEUM"...
I ALWAYS KNEW THAT THERE IS SO MUCH MORE THAN TO BEAUTIFUL LANCASHIRE TO EXPLORE...
I THINK "BATH" TOWN... IS DEFINATELY ON MY TO GO LIST... SPECIALLY AFTER SEEING YOUR LOVELY PHOTOS!
I`M OFF NOW... TO SEE YOUR DAUGHTER`S BLOG!
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DEBBIE MOSS

Hillside Garden said...

Hi Barbara, thank you for this wonderful photographs, the stones are so mystic. And the nationaltrust shop - ahhh!

Sigrun

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Thanks, Barbara! It must be a pain to have a blogging bud who asks all kinds of questions. :D

Now John is quite intrigued by your neck stretcher that you use while lying down.

Melanie said...

Such unusual boulders Barbara. I can see why they got their interesting names.

Barbara said...

I like these rock formations, they have a special, archaic beauty. I guess this walk is also ideal with children. They are even more imaginative than we adults. For them these rocks must be fairy creatures!