The Chevin

A popular “Forest Park” overlooking the River Wharfe and the town of Otley.

‘Chevin’ is a Brittonic word probably meaning a ridge of high land which seems quite apt1Wikipedia Contributors (2021). The Chevin. [online] Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chevin#Etymology [Accessed 13 Mar. 2022]..

The gritstone escarpment has been much exploited for building stone. The foundation of the Houses of Parliament are said to been hewn from blocks from The Chevin2Wikipedia Contributors (2021). Otley. [online] Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otley#Geography [Accessed 13 Mar. 2022].. Its outcrops and rock faces are now a favourite place for bouldering and climbing.

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