New telescope allows Brimham visitors to see for miles

Brimham Rocks' new telescope (S)
Brimham Rocks' new telescope (S)
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A new telescope has been installed at Brimham Rocks, giving visitors a chance to see for miles.

The telescope has been up just outside the visitor centre ready for the summer months. The new installation allows visitors to see across Nidderdale and the surrounding hills and villages. On a clear day, it is possible to see York Minster.

Jonathan Brewer, property manager at Brimham Rocks, which is owned by the National Trust said he is particularly proud of the project.

“The telescope is similar to the traditional seaside variety, except this one doesn’t take coins – it’s free.

“It’s been principally funded by local National Trust supporter groups to which we are incredibly grateful.

“It will enable our thousands of visitors to make even more of their day at Brimham as it much easier to appreciate the full beauty of the site and to get a close-up view of some of the rock formations visible from the visitor centre, including the Eagle, the Turtle, the Watchdog, and the Anvil.”

Brimham Rocks is open daily. For more information about visiting, telephone 01423 780688 or visit

The rocks are a collection of rock formations, naturally eroded into fantastic shapes by the elements over thousands of years. Hundreds of walkers, climbers and families visit the site just outside Ripon to explore the extraordinary natural landscape.

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