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Weʼre raising £500 to help develop a new website and historical walks leaflets

Otley, West Yorkshire, UK

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Chevin Forest Park has a rich history of people living, working and using the land. An Iron Age enclosure has been excavated as has a Roman road. Before the Enclosures Act in the 1780s it was common land where people would use the land for animal grazing, gathering fuel and building materials.The land was then parcelled up and a series of landowners over the years made changes and 'improvements' including developing plantations and forestry operations.

Over the years, land has been donated by local benefactors and purchased by Leeds City Council as a Nature Reserve and Country park for people to enjoy.

Friends of Chevin Forest are a group of local volunteers who want to share the history and nature of the landscape with people and develop their knowledge of the fascinating history. We want to develop a new and interactive website that people can use with modern technology and have identified a web designer interested in working with us to this end. We have also been to develop historical walks around The Chevin and want to provide informative leaflets for people to explore the landscape with.

I am one of the volunteers and have decided to set myself the challenge of swimming 1500m in a wild swim in Lake Windermere on 22nd July 2018. Not only have I never swum this far before (despite over 60 years of swimming) but I'm having to learn front crawl and the challenge is much greater than I had anticipated!

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    1 month ago

    've done it! Yay! Warm water, no current and a still day - couldn't have been better. It was so lovely swimming in the lake. But I just kept going and never put my feet down! I admit it was mostly breaststroke, but all that front crawl training enabled me to do some of the course with crawl. So my next challenge is to become proficient! (no fundraising involved though) Thank you so much for your generosity and support and encouragement that I've had. It really helped with the nerves and actually in the end I could've swum further!

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Page last updated on: 7/27/2018 4:26 PM

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19

  • Rhiannon Turner

    Rhiannon Turner

    Jul 27, 2018

    Well done! And glad to hear you actually enjoyed it! Rxxx

    £30.00

  • Joyce Robertshaw

    Joyce Robertshaw

    Jul 26, 2018

    Well done!!! xxx

    £10.00

  • Jenny Vernon

    Jenny Vernon

    Jul 26, 2018

    Respect! xx

    £20.00

  • Maggie Eisner

    Maggie Eisner

    Jul 19, 2018

    That's a really hard challenge. I guess the water may be a bit warmer than usual, which might help - v good luck to you!

    £20.00

  • Liz and Rob

    Liz and Rob

    Jul 18, 2018

    We think you are mad but Good Luck anyway xx

    £30.00

  • ellen

    ellen

    Jul 16, 2018

    Good luck Penny

    £10.00

  • John Murray

    John Murray

    Jul 14, 2018

    Go, Wonder Woman!

    £10.00

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