27 January 2016

"The Idol" (North Yorkshire)

Brimham Rocks are balancing rock formations on Brimham Moor in North Yorkshire, England. The rocks stand at a height of nearly 30 metres in an area owned by the National Trust which is part of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Photos with people for scale.

10 comments:

  1. Judging from the photographs Brigham Rocks look more like 30 feet high, not 30 meters! Wikipedia also has 30m. Thanks for your always interesting blog!

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    1. My citation is linked to the Wikipedia page, where I got the description. I presume there are lots of rocks at Brigham Rocks, some of which may reach 30 meters? (their website doesn't open for me at the moment). You are correct that "The Idol" certainly does not reach that height.

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  2. one good push and ... oops? do those topple easily? are there incidents of rock tipping?

    I-)

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    1. A couple years ago, some vandals posted a video online of them toppling a similar structure (a hoodoo) in Goblin State Park in the US. In the end, they were found guilty of criminal mischief.

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    2. that goblin incident is the one i was thinking of. i wonder if something similar happens (had happened) over there?

      I-)

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    3. They were actually Scout Troop leaders

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  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFcbhhRADic

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    1. "Not available" in my country. But tx.

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