We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Chevin Forest Park

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: East Chevin Road | Otley, Leeds LS21 3HB, England
Phone Number: 44-1943-465-023

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 65 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 31
  • 23
    Very good
  • 8
  • 1
  • 1
Best low level ridge walk?

I have heard the Chevin described as the best low level ridge walk in England. There are some great views and a mixture of open and wooded country. A fairly steep ascent if you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
David H
Bristol, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 64: English reviews
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
69 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have lived in Leeds a couple of years and made the most of city centre living. But have not made the most of the countryside walks. Otley Chevin Forest was my first venture out. Easy to find as it's only a 15 min drive from the centre. Once at the car park it was a muddy walk (it had... More 

Thank capturethemood
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have heard the Chevin described as the best low level ridge walk in England. There are some great views and a mixture of open and wooded country. A fairly steep ascent if you start from Otley, but you can park at the top at "surprise view" which is also convenient for the Royalty pub (lunches served).

Thank David H
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to head to the forest for a picnic before going elsewhere. Unfortunately, we could not find an entrance tothe forest and after half an hour of driving round we gave up. We were following the sat nav with the postcode above, which showed up, but did not show any roads leading to it! We found one brown sign which... More 

Thank c_holdich
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

After dropping our 2 youngest daughters at Leeds Bradford airport, we were searching for dog walking options. We fell upon this wonderful place; so many paths, a whole day of options. Would be wonderful children, our dog definitely enjoyed her Sunday afternoon

Thank Nicola C
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is a great spot for circular walks rewarded by a Great View from the Top of The Chevin. A mixed walk with lovely woods with well maintained paths and also open high level moorland. There is normally an Ice Cream van in the Car Park at the top. Very Dog Friendly but be aware there are a few spots... More 

Thank ajotraveller2016
Level Contributor
41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Leeds this is worth a visit. It has lots of different length walks for different fitness levels.

Thank Rachael Louise S
Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Brilliant walks, great views, free parking and on our doorstep. What more could you want? We took the Geology Trail this time which was hard work but well worth it

Thank Blessedcurse
Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

well sign posted and lots of areas to chose from to walk, climb and explore this area. the views are stunning, a refreshing getaway from reality

Thank _casetadb
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
517 reviews
170 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Top of the Chevin is a walk along the ridge which over looks Otley town and beyond ....Walk is hard going if you are coming up from town from Birdcage Walk area. There is a large car park here at the top and plenty of space to explore and walk with families and dogs...Not good terrain for those with walking... More 

Thank babe33
Leeds, England
Level Contributor
33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Situated a little south of Otley in West Yorkshire, Chevin Forest Park really consists of 3 areas. From east to west the park consists of, Caley Deer Park, Chevin Forest Park & The Chevin. Most of Caley Deer Park & Chevin Forest Park is cultivated woodland plantation with a plethora of wide tracks running throughout the woodland. Once in the... More 

Thank MacHawk

Travelers who viewed Chevin Forest Park also viewed

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Leeds, West Yorkshire

Been to Chevin Forest Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Chevin Forest Park and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Chevin Forest Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?