After our weekend in York, we continued our journey north with a morning on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales at the exceptional Brimham Rocks. Matt and I had visited years ago and were excited at the prospect of showing the children – because it really is incredible. Some 400 acres in size, the site full of unusual rock formations created over hundreds of million years ago! It’s mind-blowing.
The resulting structures look totally alien in the landscape – like this:
The rock formations are spread around a beautiful location with far reaching views over the Dales, and as you walk around one stack, another even more crazy group of them appears.
And best of all, you are positively encouraged to explore – by walking, touching and climbing. It really is an outdoor playground – and Alex and Sophie LOVED it.
They couldn’t get enough of the scrambling!
And of course, in a location so beautiful, we posed for countless family photographs!
We even tried some comedy timer shots (although, note to self – probably best not to try high speed runs from the camera timer button to pose when you’re up high and have to jump over obstacles to reach the family – am still amazed that Matt didn’t fall off when setting this up!):
I’ll leave this post with my new favourite photos of my duo – I just love this shot of them together staring out over Yorkshire.
Next stop: the North York Moors…