Here are some exciting guided walks organised in Bingley St Ives Estate this year by the Friends of St Ives, one of the local organisations linked to us.
For these events you will need good footwear as pathways are often wet and slippery. Also: please bring suitable clothes for the weather. No charge is made for events but donations to the society are always welcome.
This is another annual event, looked forward to by the Friends of St Ives. We meet at 13:30 at the bottom car park (the one close to the main entrance to the Estate) on Sunday 8th October. The walk is led by Bob Taylor an expert on fungi. Even on bad years we have found a huge variety of species and on good years have over filled a table top with finds. They range from the toxic to the edible plus more than a few that whilst they will not poison you, do not taste very good. You may find it handy to have: A sharp knife, some grease proof paper and a few plastic (lunch size) boxes. With these items you can save finds for further research at home.
Massive Bounty! A filled table top with finds after the fungi walk
Meet: 13.30pm at St ives Estate, Bottom Car Park
When: Sunday 8th October 2017
Cross Gates Lane
Grid reference: SE100389
Autumn Tree Walk
St Ives Estate is a remarkable place for its different species of trees. Did you know that one of the oak trees used for the reconstruction of York Minster after the 1984 fire came from St Ives? A true testament of the quality of the species found on the estate! On this walk, Ian Butterfield will take you around the autumnal woodland area to show you some of the best specimens.
Spooky yew trees at St Ives!
Meet: 12:00pm at Friends of St ives Visitor Centre
When: Saturday 22nd April 2017
Cross Gates Lane
Grid reference: SE091389