Brimham Rocks Trig Point

Brimham Rocks Trig Point

The Brimham Rocks trig point is located on a small outcrop above the visitor centre for the famous Brimham Rocks. It was built in 1954 as part of the secondary order of trig points.

Station Name: Brimham Rocks
OSGB36 No: SE38S005
Date Built: 31st March 1954
Levelling Date: 1st June 1973
Historic Use: Secondary
Current Use: NCE Adjustment
Height (m): 301.054
Flush Bracket: S7894
TUK Ref No: TP1634
Grid Ref: SE206650
OS Map: 298
No. of Visits: 8

Brimham Rocks is one of the finest gritstone playgrounds in the whole of England so it is perhaps not surprising that the trig point receives little notice. Everyone is too busy exploring and scrambling around all the rocks.

My wife and daughter by the trig point in February 2010
My wife and daughter by the trig point in February 2010

The view from the Brimham Rocks trig point is quite impressive, especially to the south and south-east where it is virtually uninterrupted. For views of Nidderdale it is best to go the Lover’s Leap rocks on the other side of the visitor center.

With my daughter by the Brimham Rocks trig point in May 2014
With my daughter by the Brimham Rocks trig point in May 2014

I’ve been going to Brimham Rocks since I was a child so though I’ve listed eight visits above the true figure is likely to be 2-3 times that number. Even my daughter must have been up there with me at least 4-5 times now!

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