We are holding a working day on the Saturday 29 September 2018 when, with your help, a big difference can be made to the climbing experience at the rocks and we can begin the process of returning the rocks to their earlier state.
On a recent visit one of the original pioneers of climbing at Brimham, Robin Barley, was shocked by the disappearance of the rocks under the encroaching woodland. The National Trust has similar concerns, especially regarding the great number of large Silver Birch that have overgrown the rocks especially along the main edges.
A short while ago we identified possibilities for improving the experience of climbing at Brimham, notably the encroaching tree cover and the swampy base of some areas following considerable use. At a meeting between National Trust Ranger Catherine Barber, BMC Access Officer Rob Dyer and local volunteers it was confirmed that addressing these matters would work to the benefit of climbers, the NT and indeed all visitors.
There is much to be gained by the NT, BMC and local climbers getting involved in both tree clearance and in using locally sourced grit to improve the landings and aid drainage in a number of areas.
Let us know if you can come and add your support on the Facebook event page
Tools will be provided but bring some suitable clothing and sturdy footwear.
Parking will be free on the day – meet for preliminary briefing in the overflow car park (grid reference SE 208 645) at 10.30 am. Cake will be provided!
Information about Brimham Rocks on the National Trust website