Sunday, 16 November 2014

The Chevin (Otley Chevin)

Location: Near Otley, West Yorkshire
Height: 282 metres (925 ft)
Summit Type: Boulder Strewn/Rounded
Notable Summit Objects: Large Rocky Outcrop
Range: -
The Chevin, known locally as simply Otley Chevin is a rocky ridge that rises above the small town of Otley, West Yorkshire. It is a popular local highpoint that is easily accessed from the town via a set of well built steps, or from a car park near the summit. The remains of an old long gone Trig Point near to the summit is a challenge to find, however just the base remains today. A Toposcope is also near to the summit allowing you to view the surrounding high points with ease.
The views are excellent from the summit -Surprise View. To the immediate west is Ilkley Moor, to the north west is Embsay Moor, Thorpe Fell Top, Beamsley Beacon, Round Hill, Earl Seat and Simon's Seat and the mighty Great Whernside beyond. The northern views are down into Otley and on towards wooded Sandwith Moor and Stainburn Moor, the north east provides a good view towards Almscliff Crag, the east you're looking along the crest of The Chevin towards Chevin Forest Park and Caley Deer Park, the south east looks towards Leeds, and south gives you excellent views of Leeds Bradford Airport and beyond towards Emley Moor Transmitter and as far as Holme Moss (Black Hill) on clear days.

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