Brimham Rocks, located near Harrogate
in England, are a scattered collection of rock formations set in 50 acres of moorland. Their creation started 320 million years ago when a huge river delta washed down sediment from mountains as far way as Norway. As they settled on the river bed, they created Millstone Grit. As the Ice Age wore on, exposed outcrops of stone were shaped over millions of years by erosion and sand blasting along at ground level resulting in the balanced shapes seen today. Owned by the National Trust
they are situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
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Other North Yorkshire Naturals
North Yorkshire Moors
Vale of York
Forest of Bowland
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First Post Office Pillar Box - 1852, Manchester Martyrs Hanged - 1867, Launch of the Cutty Sark - 1869, Far from the Madding Crowd Published - 1874, First Royal Command Performance - 1897, Crippen hanged - 1910, First Episode of Doctor Who - 1963, Oxford Circus Tube Fire - 1984
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