Welcome to the friends of Chevin Forest website

Please note that we are currently having a new website developed - keep an eye out for it!


Our aims are to increase your enjoyment of Chevin Forest Park and to help you understand more about the evolution of this landscape that is the result of many thousands of years of interaction between people and nature.

The Friends of Chevin Forest are a group of volunteers who care about Chevin Forest Park (known locally as The Chevin) and we work in partnership with Leeds City Council’s Parks & Countryside service, who own and manage the land.

Chevin Through Time
This project tells the story of how The Chevin has changed from past to present day. You will find information about how the land was used and the people that used it

Whether wanting a gentle stroll, learning about trees or doing a spot of orienteering, you will find out more in this section

There are a number of leaflets, newsletters, spotters guides, maps and audio trails that can be accessed here. There is also a copy of the Management Plan (now out of date) that gives a detailed account of what makes The Chevin such an important place and how it is managed for people and wildlife

What's On
Find out about upcoming guided walks and special events

Get Involved
There are monthly opportunities to carry out practical conservation work or help research the history of The Chevin

This website has been kindly supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund. Thanks also go to Bennett & Co for their website development and to the following people for allowing us to use their wonderful photographs: Chris Tomkins, Wayne Shipley, Mark Pearson, Mark Vatcher, Stephen Joul, Edward Winpenny and Adrian Saxton