The natural spectacle of Brimham Rocks, with its giant rock formations, was created by an immense river 100 million years before the first dinosaurs walked the earth, and a visit to this amazing landscape is truly a journey into pre-history.
The rocks, sculpted by 320 million years of movement of entire continents as well as hundreds of thousands of years of ice, rain and wind, have taken on weird and wonderful shapes and with a little imagination, they resemble familiar creatures. Visitors are free to explore the site, spotting the Dancing Bear, the Gorilla, the Eagle and the Turtle, whilst the more nimble can crawl through the Smartie Tube and balance on the Rocking Stones.
Brimham Rocks is an amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations, sculpted over centuries by ice, wind and rain.
The Ghosts Of Fountains Abbey – Poem by Kelly Vinal
Stand silent, and you’ll sense the ghosts Of Fountains Abbey White Monks in raw wool habits Wafting through your soul Formed-up, Benedictine and Cistercian Heads low in solemn procession One-by-one and breeze-by-breeze Hushed forever now But loud as children running free Through grassy fields Where the entrance used to be