This walk is designed to explain how the rocks and fossils of The Chevin were formed and to show how the landscape of the area is related to the rock types and geological processes that have taken place in the last 300 million years.
Marker stones identify where you can stop and read the relevant information about the geological features (in the leaflet or audio guide). There is more information to be found on the Interpretation Board at Surprise View.
This geology trail has been set up by a partnership between Leeds City Council, Friends of Chevin Forest, West Yorkshire Geology Trust and Leeds Geological Association.
Marker stones were provided by Blackhill Quarry in Bramhope and carved by the local artist, Shane Green.
Geology Audio Trail
- Introduction (6m:09s – MP3) Low Quality (541KB) High Quality (3 MB)
- The moon and the tides (5m:53s – MP3) Low Quality (1.4MB) High Quality (3MB)
- Otley in Carboniferous times (2m:42s – MP3) Low Quality (634KB) High Quality (1MB)
- Wharfedale and its glacier (2m:10s – MP3) Low Quality (509KB) High Quality (1MB)
- Follow the Vacca Wall (1m:03s – MP3) Low Quality (284KB) High Quality (622KB)
- Great Dib landslip (2m:24s – MP3) Low Quality (564KB) High Quality (1MB)
- Fossil branches on a rock (1m:39s – MP3) Low Quality (386KB) High Quality (899KB)
- Mossy Crags (1m:38s – MP3) Low Quality (384KB) High Quality (895KB)
- A very small coal seam (2m:09s – MP3) Low Quality (505KB) High Quality (1MB)
- Variscan Orogeny (3m:37s – MP3) Low Quality (849KB) High Quality (2MB)
- Surprise View (3m:35s – MP3) Low Quality (841KB) High Quality (2MB)
The leaflet is available to download here:
Part 1 Part 2