Last weekend was a good ‘un. Here in Yorkshire we had our first proper day of spring so me and Jody hopped into the car and went to the National Trust site, Brimham Rocks.
Brimham Rocks is around half an hour from Harrogate/45 minutes from York and if you aren’t a member you can pay a fiver to park there for four hours. Brimham Rocks is basically a load of rocks in weird formations, created by years of wind, rain and ice erosion.
We’re quite lucky to have so many National Trust spots in the UK and I don’t think enough of us take advantage of them. When Jody and I decided to come home we made a promise to each other that we would explore as much of the UK as possible – We haven’t even been to Ireland and it’s so close and so cheap to get there – and even though Brimham Rocks is only round the corner and we’ve been there a zillion times, this is where we decided to start our project.
My favourite time to go to the rocks is on a weeknight – you can usually avoid the car park fees and crowds going at this time and climbing up onto the bigger rocks and watching the sunset over the Yorkshire countryside is pretty sweet. On weekends (especially bank holidays) it get’s pretty busy so best to get their early or you will get turned away by the car park attendant.
I don’t know about you but there’s something about blue skies and a it of sunshine that makes me feel so well. A nice day puts me in such a good mood and having the chance to go out without a coat, hat and scarf is a great feeling. It’s Spring days like last Sunday that make me think being home isn’t so bad. Sure it isn’t 30 degrees, there’s no nice warm ocean and I don’t have a tan anymore but I live in a really pretty place and there’s actually quite a lot to do here.
So have any of you guys made it to Brimham Rocks? Or are there any national trust sites near you that you love? I hope everyone’s bank holiday has had a great start!