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Name:The Chevin
Hill number:2806
Height:282m / 925ft
Parent (Ma):2804  Rombalds Moor [Ilkley Moor]
RHB Section:35B: The Central Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Yorkshire Dales - Southern Fells
County/UA:Leeds (UA)
Catchment:Aire, Wharfe
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Submarilyn
(Hu,Tu,2,sMa)
Grid ref:SE 19957 44159
Summit feature:no feature: ground by path
Drop:144m
Col:138m  SE186423  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 104
(1:25k) 297
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 174 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
KeithByTheC29/10/2018
Very short walk from the car park to the south.clivevilla09/09/2018
Punk Panther Urban Legendmickdavidson19/08/2018
The Chevin from GR: SE 20930 43993ronaldo33309/03/2018
Damp muddy with rain later but thoroughly enjoyable - from East Quarry - contoured along the hill west as far as Woodlands Farm - then east along Dales Way ridge path bagging summit (282m)next to York-gate Quarry - continued along ridge past Surprise View then on to York-gate farm - crossed road to also bag the trig atop Caley Deer Park (242m) felled and cut timber all around - then as the rain arrived a slow meander back to the East Quarry car park.briandavies01/01/2018
Repeat w Jenx, Bryher and Will. Cold and icy, chilly views of snow covered landscapenordicstar09/12/2017
Festively snowy!jenx09/12/2017
Short muddy walk up from car park.jonglew07/12/2017
From Menston Railway Station. Quite a lot of the route was on roads so not that pleasanttrimarc207/12/2017
Parked in the free Surprise View car park, then along the Dales Way before leaving it to reach teh summit. With JT.Sprog02/12/2017
From Surprise view car park. Sure I have been here a long time ago. However, l will still claim this a my last UA top. Good views.PeterD05/09/2017
From Otley. Punishingly steep if the direct path is used. Idled on the rocks enjoy the beautiful views watching storm clouds build then had a wander to the quite inconsequential summit. Back down a more circuitous route through the woods. Finished the day by visiting Beecroft Hill.Jake99423/07/2017
From one of the many car park's plus a stroll on the Dales Way.BLACKHILL04/02/2017
1st hill of five today on a route from Menston station to New Pudsey. Quite a lot of road walking but once into Chevin country park, it was straightforward and their are some charismtamatic boulders en-route too. Summit as described, continued on path to Surprise view and then headed South on track to Yeadon.Dazingdale22/01/2017
2.3 mile round from car park on East Chevin Road, found featureless summit surrounded by lots of Christmassy decorated trees, perfect winter weather sunny and frosty, very busy, earlier that day bagged Ilkley Moor and Baildon Hill.DanTrig02/01/2017
A short and muddy walk from the car park, having explored the rocks by the viewpoint on 23 August, but missed the summit.Nick Down114/12/2016
Run and catch up with SG. After dark!cackleberry22/09/2016
Lovely area. Hardly worth putting boots on for though, the paths from parking places are very solid.JohnStoneham11/09/2016
1/2 Ottley hill bagging day (The Chevin/Lindley Moor)Fergalh21/08/2016
With K. Hardly worth getting out of the car. Area nice enough.Ashley09/07/2016
Easy bag. Superb views. Locally popular for obvious good reasons.ijpowell18/06/2016
Quick trip up from the York Gate car park on the way to Ilkley Moorthe_adam09/02/2016
Quick up from road before flight to Malaga. Interesting worn sandstone slab on the way. The vandalised East Chevin trig afterwards.nordicstar10/04/2015
Solo. I visited East Chevin trig point too.Dangerous Dave28/03/2015
Included with a round of the north side via Surprise view, because it's worth it.Eddie30/01/2015
Easy stroll across from the car park with Jane and Harry.yorkie28/10/2014
From town centre along River Wharfe, back up through town for a climb and a play on the Chevin, with a well-earned ice cream at the top.198412/10/2014
Done many timesOwain G20/07/2014
Menston to Otley. Early morning on Good Friday with ground rock hard (frozen).Smudge18/04/2014
Did as part of Three Crags Walk, Weeton to Ilkley.stever20/03/2014
With Jo, from Otley to The Chevin then pass Surprise View onto Caley Deer Park tripillar, returning via the Iron Age Settlement. Weather; sunny, mild, very good visibility.amblerbob10/02/2014
Parked at the Chilli tea rooms and cycled along York Gate to the car park then a short walk to the summit.hillhiker22/11/2013
Been on The Chevin many times but never to actual summit.Long distance views all round.With Oscar.catman07/10/2013
With Catman.oscarrosie07/10/2013
With Cabe, Surprise View was not much of a surprise in the mist.simon and co25/08/2012
Route 13jamiehighton04/06/2012
Wet and soggy!tim74707/01/2012
From SE 205 440.summitsup05/08/2011
Easy parking to E.destaylor13/07/2011
One of dozens of visits. Large numbers this evening, it was a meet of Leeds Camera Club. Beautiful view across Wharfedale to Almscliff, wonderful lighting.Aye Jimmy28/06/2011
climbed as part of the wharfedale washburn anytime challengerobert31/12/2010
Popped up from the Yorkgate Quarry car park to the south. High point on knoll overlooking farmland. I was on Otley Chevin a few times in my youth but never visited this high point.chriswatson11/12/2010
Unmarked highest point on crest - no sign of trig pillar.webmaster27/11/2010
Parked at Yorkgate Quarry. Visited the Surprise View as well.chrisbien30/10/2010
Done as part of a walk from Leeds to Ilkley - stopped for lunch here.dc9623/10/2010
Great views - true climb is from the Otley sideMoore10022/10/2010
Very boggy, the recent snow had just melted.Craftinessa17/01/2010
Been up many times as inlaws are from Guiseley. Nice Spot.Tom03/01/2010
Great Views - one of my daily dog walksG4OWG15/06/2009
From car park opposite Otley Parish Church. Heaton & Shaw families walked it together. Sunny but slightly hazy on top.PaulH19/04/2009