I was recently up at Brimham Rocks, situated on Brimham Moor in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Yorkshire. It is an (SSSI), a heather moorland and 454 acre biological Site of Special Scientific Interest, and Geological Conservation Review (GCR). It also happens to be part of the National Trust’s portfolio of properties and is visited by thousands of people every year. With it’s unusual rock formations and wild landscapes it is also very beautiful and a great place to get some interesting photographs.
One of the most photographed aspects of the location is the Lone Tree (Silver Birch) that protrudes from the gritstone between two sets of rock formations. There was some fabulous light while I was there and I managed to get a couple of interesting shots looking at different aspects of this particular spectacle. There were families and couples milling around the place and they made for some good silhouette shots against this beautiful landscape. I really like the black and white shot of the two Jackdaws chasing each other off the edge of the rocks just under the silver birch tree. It was a timely capture.
If you have never been, there is alsorts to enjoy at this location. You can have a go at Geocaching, which is essentially a GPS treasure hunt. There are many beautiful walks to be had and the rocks themselves are breathtakingly beautiful and were created by a tremendous river which ran through there about 100 million years before the first dinosaurs walked the earth. The rocks were sculpted over 320 million years of continental plate shifts and hundreds of thousands of years of ice, wind and rain leaving us with this stunning landscape to explore and enjoy.
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