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About 10 miles to the north of Leeds is Otley Chevin Forest
Park. Here, huge rock formations rise to a height of 280m
above sea level. Explore the slopes and paths and climb to the
rewarding ‘Surprise View’ to admire the breathtaking scenery
of the market town of Otley and the Wharfe Valley. Te park
is a great place to participate in activities like orienteering,
geocaching and mountain biking. Friends of Chevin Forest have
information about all this as well as horse-riding and climbing,
plus where to fnd the ‘Surprise View’ at
www.chevinforest.co.uk.
Six miles from the centre of Leeds, at Bramhope, is Golden
Acre Park – a group of gardens and woodland set around a
beautiful lake. Golden Acre Park was originally opened in 1932
as an amusement park (complete with rowing boats, dinghies, a
‘drive yourself ’ motorboat circuit, miniature railway, zoo, water
chute, helter-skelter, aerofight monorail and mountain glide,
and outdoor pool) before closing six years later. In 1945 it was
bought by Leeds City Council and the park is now home to
lots of wildlife including wild birds, deer, foxes, rabbits and
squirrels. Next to the park is Breary Marsh, a local nature
reserve and an important conservation site.
GOLDEN
ACRE PARK
OTLEY CHEVIN
FOREST PARK
GETTING
THERE
From city centre
By car
Six miles north-west of the
centre of Leeds at Bramhope
on Leeds Road (A660)
By bus
X84
GETTING
THERE
From city centre
By car
East Chevin Road,
of Otley Old Road, Otley
By bus
X84