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Outdoor Activities


St Ives Estate Bingley

Located near Bingley in West Yorkshire, St Ives Estate is a country park of 500 acres. The Estate has a large childrens' play area, plenty of scope for walkers and a cafe. The visitor centre is located on the left hand side of the road between the turn off for the Golf Club and the Farm. Admission is free and it is open from 11:00 until 15:00 on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Bingley Five Rise Locks

Bingley Five Rise Locks on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal is known as one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the Waterways‘ and as such is a fantastic site to visit with the family. It was officially opened in 1774 and is the steepest staircase lock in the country with a gradient of about 1:5 – a rise of 59 ft 2 in (18.03 m) over a distance of 320 ft (98 m).

Ilkley Moor, Swastika Stone, Doubler Stones and Rombalds Moor

Rombald's Moor is a large area of moorland roughly bordered by Ilkley in the north, Silsden in the west, Keighley in the south and Menston in the east  On Rombalds Moor you will find Addingham High Moor, Ilkley Moor, Burley Moor, Hawksworth Moor, Morton Moor and Bingley Moor. Here you will find  more than 300 rocks on Rombald's Moor which bear intricate carved patterns of cup indentations, concentric circles and grooves from Neolithic and Bronze Age times.

Shipley Glen

A popular walking spot. There are  rough Rock forms a natural exposure 500m long in crags overlooking the wooded eastern slopes of Loadpit Beck. The whole valley is wooded, so has interesting flora and fauna.  There are extensive paths, many of which are very quiet, especially in the upper part of the valley.  Steep bracken covered slopes lead down to Loadpit Beck which is covered with trees like oak,silver birch,and beech on the banks.Then it reaches a small reservoir ,shaped like a triangle whixh once use to supply the dye house at Salts mill.

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