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Chevin Forest

Chevin Forest

Otley Chevin

Otley Chevin


    Group Visits


    R K Bowes

    01943 465023


    White House,
    Johnny Lane,
    off Birdcage Walk,
    LS21 3JL


    The Chevin is a great place for visitors to do lots of different activities and is open all year round with 5 free car parks. To help you find out what’s best for you we have divided this section up into some of these different activities.

    Please be aware that The Chevin is a working estate so you may see vehicles including timber-extraction lorries using some of the tracks.

    Self-guided Walks
    The Chevin is a big place and there is a good network of paths to make your own circular walk, but if you want to follow a themed trail there is a Geology Trail, Heritage Time Trail and a route for Tree Spotters.

    Bikes & Horses
    There is an extensive bridleway network on the eastern parts of The Chevin that caters for a range of abilities.

    Orienteering and Geocaching
    Two orienteering courses and a number of geocache sites are waiting to be discovered.

    Climbing & Bouldering
    There are many fantastic crags for climbing and boulders for bouldering.

    Mobility Scooters & Wheelchairs
    The Chevin gets its name from an old English word meaning “Ridge” so much of the land is steeply sloping – but there are some very good level paths if you know where to look.

    Surprise View
    If you do not want to walk very far this is possibly the best panoramic view in Yorkshire.

    For further details see

    Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsPicnic siteAccepts groups



    See location of Chevin Forest Park on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 203445  Lat: 53.89628 Long: -1.69256

    By Road:
    Follow A660 to Otley towards Skipton. At the first roundabout head into Otley on Leeds road and turn left onto East Chevin Road (brown signposts). Follow the road up the Chevin and there are two car parks on the left and one on the right.

    By Public Transport:
    A shuttle bus operates from the park to Otley Bus Station. Access on foot from East Chevin Quarry and Surprise View car parks or from Otley via Station Road.

    Parking: free


    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups