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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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Great views

Travelled around with my dad in his car. Very sunny day. Saw a lot of great views. This is my old haunts from 30 years ago. Such a good view on ITV weather today 10.35pm.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
Shirley R
Enfield, United Kingdom
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Enfield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 NEW

Travelled around with my dad in his car. Very sunny day. Saw a lot of great views. This is my old haunts from 30 years ago. Such a good view on ITV weather today 10.35pm.

Thank Shirley R
Leeds, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

The Chevin forest park is a lovely suprise just outside Leeds. It has stunning views all along the park and plenty of different paths criss-crossing the area. While there we saw four different red kites and other birds. The park could have better signs but some research before you go is enough to be well prepared. The only downside is... More 

Thank snufsipus
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

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 

Thank Bakebakebaker
Banbury, United Kingdom
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563 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Rebecca M
Otley, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank snowbird29
Wetherby, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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!

Thank Andrea D
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Rachel M
Pudsey, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank kingduncan81
Leeds, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Dillan1965
Leeds, W Yorks, UK
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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