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“Lovely for a sunday stroll”
Review of St Ives Estate

St Ives Estate
Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Bingley
Certificate of Excellence
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35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Lovely for a sunday stroll”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

.St Ives is good for families as there is a good playground also lots of lovely walks.Also good for anyone who enjoys a good walk as ttthere are so many options for a walk ..ong or short or uphill or on the level .the lake is a joy to walk around.We like the bird observation area.you will see waterfowl and also pass people at the archery club..there is also a lovely cafe to complete your visit

Visited April 2014
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Bingley, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“A glorious walk.”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

If you're feeling energetic the St Ives walk can start from Bingley by crossing the road just past The Brown Cow and walking up Altar Lane, entering the estate near Druid's Altar. For the less energetic the walk starts from one of the car parks and loops up round the Golf Course. There's a n optional detour to come out of the estate and pay a visit to the rock outcrop known as Druid's Altar from where there is a spectacular view over the Aire Valley from Riddlesden to Bingley. The variety of scenery on the walk is superb, the open pastures, woodland then moorland with a small lake as a finale. We've walked it pushing our children in pushchairs, then hand in hand and now we're walking it with grandchildren and it's lost none of its magic.

Visited March 2014
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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554 reviews
187 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
“Beauty area for everyone...”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Yesterday I visited St Ives, a beauty spot that is on the main road to Harden. As you enter through the gates and drive in, there is a large public car park up on the right hand side...This whole venue is free which is a pleasant surprise, this includes the parking....You have a very large sprawling estate up ahead of you, with walks through the woods, picnic area's, a children's play ground with benches, and a free loo ''although not in really good order''...(would benefit from some upgrading)...and the obligatory ''ice cream van''. As you walk on up the road towards the golf course and the café, large pond and more walks you pass the very imposing Nursing Home and estate cottages of varying sizes .
The café is on the road side, but is walled/fenced off from the road...there are quiet a few benches and tables where you are able to sit in the sun and enjoy food and drink....There are again more smaller car parking area's as you head on up to the pond....This whole area is a hidden gem for the dog walkers, children, families out for some adventure and picnicker's alike....
Some of the walking area's are ok for pushchairs and wheel chairs and there is a path that runs parallel with the road so far up. Caution is needed with children as the road is narrow at some points and no pedestrian footpaths. I will definitely visit again and bring a picnic as there is so much more for me to see.....

Visited April 2014
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6 reviews
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“Great for a walk and a play”
Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

Live close to St Ives and have visited many times and never tire of going. Great play area for the kids and plenty of places to have a picnic. Nice pond / lake area to feed the ducks and have a stroll. There is a little cafe which prices are reasonable if a little expensive. If you want to kill a few hours or looking for somewhere to take the kids or have a stroll, would highly recommend

Visited April 2014
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North East
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170 reviews
43 attraction reviews
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“Very scenic”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

St Ives is a lovely place to get some fresh air and exercise with a walk around the estate.Call into the tea room afterwards for refreshments.

Visited November 2013
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