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Chevin Forest Park

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Address: East Chevin Road | Otley, Leeds LS21 3HB, England
Phone Number: 44-1943-465-023
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Amazing views!

Went here on a whim yesterday after a day out in Otley and the views were amazing, we went off the beaten track a little bit but the wildlife and plantlife were so pretty. I would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Went here on a whim yesterday after a day out in Otley and the views were amazing, we went off the beaten track a little bit but the wildlife and plantlife were so pretty. I would recommend to any explorer, possibly not for older people on the parts I walked as the hills are nearly vertical at some points! Great... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The park looks like a pine forest at first, it spans large area at the top of Otley on a hillso you can see some great vistas. We found it easy to get lost in the sense that we wanted to head for that strangely old fashioned pub we'd been to in the past but it was like Brigadoon.......lost, we... More 

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Otley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Lots of lovely walks to be had here, with varying routes; some not for the infirm, (something I learnt to my cost after a knee op!) My favourite is Surprise View, which, as the name would suggest, gives a fantastic view over the lovely friendly market town of Otley, nestled amongst rolling hills, farmland and countryside. It is just a... More 

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Nice woodland walk, gentle, but with hills if you choose to follow a path with an incline. Shame about the dog poo on some of the paths though, especially on the path near the car park. Irresponsible dog owners. Grrrrr!

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

If I could have given good I would have done as I have mixed views on the place, no pun intended! The good points? Beautiful scenery, very much out in the nature, huge space to explore. And the bad? Not enough signs so we walked aimlessly getting nowhere, very very hilly and uneven. There's supposed to be 2 pubs and... More 

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Pudsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Came here last weekend to get out of the house and go for a stroll. Parked in the less busy quarry car park, where there was plenty of space. We did a circular route round the park, which was relatively gentle most of the way round, although a couple of short steeper climbs in places. It was pretty well signposted... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Never tire of walking the Chevin. Numerous routes to take and some spectacular views, particularly from Surprise View off York Gate and again at Caley Crags, which is the Leeds Road A660 side of the Chevin.. Both were good enough to inspire the artist J W Turner whose friend and patron, Walter Fawkes' house, Farnley Hall can be seen from... More 

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Leeds, W Yorks, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Walk different parts of the "chevin" every week of the year, in rain & fog it's atmospheric, in snow and frost - beautiful "Narnia" like, and in sun with good visibility the glory of wharfedale opens up! Fantastic weekend café nr 2 car parks (longer opening hours in summer at cheerful chilli).

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Situated above the town of Otley and with wonderful views over lower Whafedale.On a clear day can see over to start of Yorkshire Moors and up into the Dales.Lotsof paths to walk,cycle,ride,run, orientiring.There are several car parks and there are no toilet falcilites or cafes.The Royality Pub is now open again up at Suprise View and some of the car... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Wonderful location, beauty spot, all the things you want from a wooded hillside to wander about on. Good parking, 4 car parks I think on the various roads crossing the Chevin.

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