Brimham Rocks

After bob recently scratched his Honda Blackbird, his Altberg Clubman Roadster boots were getting a little worn out (They have stood up to quite a bit of abuse over the years what with a couple of bike get offs, numerous scrapes along to road due to Bob’s right leg falling off the foot rest) so a trip up north to Altberg’s factory shop in Richmond was on the cards. (it was just an excuse to head into Yorkshire to be honest)

The plan was to leave early on Saturday morning and to blast straight up the M1/A1 to get to Altberg’s factory and then after getting Bob’s boots sorted we could explore the area.

After a surprisingly good (although expensive) breakfast at the Moto services near Leeds we arrived at Altberg’s factory shop in Richmond (A great looking town, if you’re ever in the area check it out especially the castle) and following a chat to the guys in the shop Bob ordered a new pair of boots with some adjustment in one of them due to his gammy foot (Altberg do offer a full refurb service but Bob wanted a new pair of boots)

Once we were sorted at Altberg we had a look at the GPS and decided on heading towards a place called Brimham Rocks via Leyburn and a stop in Ripon for Tea and cakes.

Brimham Rocks is collection of strange rock formations scattered over 50 acres of moor land, the rocks look very weird and wonderful and most have names such as ‘dancing bear’ or ‘Idol Rock’. The area is owned by the National Trust and it has a couple of large car parks (pay at the meter) a small ice cream van and at the other end of the site a Shop, kiosk and exhibition room.Following a walk around the area and the mandatory attempt at climbing all over the rocks like a bunch of 10 years olds we headed back to the bikes for a well earned ice cream and then a steady trip home.

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brimham-rocks/
Twitter: @NTbrimhamrocks

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Posted in 2005, Ride Outs