The Chevin - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About The Chevin
The Chevin Forest Park is a wooded escarpment overlooking Otley, with fabulous views over the Wharfe valley. This local nature reserve comprising 700 acres of woodland and crags. The Chevin is largely covered in attractive old woodland and heathland. It is a part of the Carboniferous Millstone Grit group. A Roman road ran along the top of the Chevin, part of the road that linked Eboracum (York), Calcaria (Tadcaster) and Olicana (Ilkley), perhaps on the same route as the modern road, Yorkgate, or
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Golden Acre Park
7.35km from The Chevin
A popular park, well known for its circular lakeside walk, wonderful gardens, and popular tea rooms. The park contains gardens and plant collections parkland, lake, streams, ponds, and woodland a cafe with outdoor seating facilities, and wheelchair-accessible public toilets.
8.52km from The Chevin
Salts Mill is a place for art, dining, and shopping in one stunning historic building. Parking and entrance are free. The mill has many paintings by the local artist David Hockney on display and also provides offices for Pace plc. When completed, the mill was the largest industrial building in the world by total floor area. It is a grade II* listed building. The mill closed in 1986 and the following year it was sold to Jonathan Silver, who began a long renovation scheme.
Shipley Glen Tramway
8.68km from The Chevin
Shipley Glen Tramway is a majestic manmade monument that was opened in 1895, Britain’s oldest working funicular offers a steep ride up to the sprawling site of long gone fairgrounds. An Edwardian sweet shop at the top station serves as a nod to that era. You can have a scenic stroll across expansive moors to discover dozens of the carved rocks, largely found near Dobrudden Farm. Theories on how they were used by ancient inhabitants range from religious ceremonies to tools for shaping stone axes
8.96km from The Chevin
Ilkley Moor is the perfect place not only to appreciate the panoramic views, but to also sample one of Ilkley's greatest attractions. The moor, which rises to 402 m above sea level, is well known as the inspiration for the Yorkshire "county anthem" On Ilkla Moor Baht 'at.
Bradford Industrial Museum
9.4km from The Chevin
The Bradford Industrial Museum, founded in 1974, specializes in Moorside Mills, Eccleshill, Bradford, United Kingdom, the remains of the local industry, particularly printing and textile machinery, kept in working condition for the public in regular exhibitions. There is a horse emporium in the canteen block plus a shop mill, and admission is free.
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