– Lat/Long: 53.89° N 1.69° W

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The Chevin mountain guide

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The Chevin

Photo credit: David Spencer

  • Elevation: 282 m
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The Chevin Climbing Notes

dave dowson from UNITED KINGDOM writes:

Depart Bus Station, walk towards the hill then west towards Church and at corner of Kirkgate south up Station road. Over bypass bridge and cross road. Path direct up hill via steep steps through wood. Then open fell to top. Stand on top block and look down Wharfedale towards Almscliff Crag and the White Horse of Kilburn. To the North and west you can see Simons seat and Great Whernside often covered in snow in winter.
Walk east on top path to East Chevin Road and over to the Danefield Estate following any number of circular waymarked paths.On the North side of the ridge are the famous Caley Crags a mecca for climbers bouldering in summer. now becoming overgrown in places by Himalayan Balsam weed. Beyond Caley Crags walk along forest path back to East Chevin Road Turn right for 150 yards walk down road to Car Park on left and follow path under Chevin Buttress back to the White House Café with Limited opening times and route back to Otley.
Recomended Café The pink Teapot Behind Orchardgate Near the bus station.
Pubs: The junction Bondgate, and the old Cock opposite the bus sta. Food: Bondgate Bakery on the way to the Junkie.

Distance 6 to 8 miles depending on Danefield loop. 1000ft ascent. Local guide Arthur Gemmill Chevin Walks.


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