Self-guided Walks

Tree Spotters Guide

Self-guided Walks

The map of The Chevin shows most of the paths so you can plan your own walk from car parks or bus stops.

There are also some themed trails that have accompanying leaflets or guides that can be picked up from the White House café during its opening hours (and also downloadable audio guides available by October 2011).

Heritage Time Trail

A 2km circular route starting from Lower Shawfield car park and going along Chippendale Ride. It is a fairly good surface suitable for mobility scooters and only has two steeply sloping sections. You will find 8 timber sculptures created by a local artist that represent a different time period in The Chevin’s history. To help you to enjoy your journey back through time there will be a leaflet and audio guide to explain the meaning of each sculpture – available by October 2011.

Geology Trail

A challenging 4km route starting from East Chevin Quarry car park that has steep and muddy paths. You will find 8 marker stones which have a geologically-themed carving on them to highlight a nearby geological feature and help explain the origins of The Chevin.  The leaflet is available here and here There will also be an audio trail available by October 2011.

Tree Spotters Trail

Trees are never far away from any walk on The Chevin but there is a Tree Spotters Guide available that suggests a route that most of the more unusual trees can be spotted on. 

Walkers Are Welcome routes

Otley is a Walkers Are Welcome town and has 4 signposted routes. There are 2 Walkers Are Welcome routes that include parts of The Chevin from Otley town. A leaflet is available from shops in Otley, for more information visit

Ebor Way and Dales Way Link

There are two long-distance walking routes that pass through The Chevin. The Ebor Way is a 112km route from the North Yorks Moors (Helmsley) to Ilkley. The Dales Way Link is a 30km footpath that connects Leeds to Ilkley, where the 135km Dales Way starts (or finishes).