Holt Island Nature Reserve, in St Ives

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(Access from), Church Street, St Ives, - Tel: (01480 unless stated) 388388

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(Access from), Church Street, St Ives, - Tel: (01480 unless stated) 388388

 

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Ingle Holt


Holt Island is located at the western end of the town of St Ives adjacent to the Anglican Parish Church of All Saints. There is only very limited on-street parking in the immediate vicinity, the nearest large car park is at the St Ivo Indoor Recreation Centre.

Holt Island, or rather Ingle Holt to be precise, once used as an osier bed by local basket makers was the property of George Wright-Ingle, Lord of the Manors of Hilton and Fenstanton, and upon his death and that of his son ownership of the island passed into the hands of his daughter Mrs Olive Sutton who in 1934 decided to donate the property to the town.


Old Outdoor Swimming Pool


Sometime around 1893 the borough council decided that a place should be established for controlled and organised bathing and an outdoor swimming pool was built on the western end of Holt Island. The swimming pool remained in use until the new indoor pool was built at the St Ivo Indoor Recreation Centre in 1970. Today the old outdoor pool is used as a small marina for by the Sea Scouts who have their group meeting place on the island.


Holt Island Nature Reserve


The Holt Island Nature Reserve represents 7 acres of peace and tranquillity right on the edge of St Ives. The island is open to the public most weekends and Bank Holiday Mondays. The opening times for Bank Holiday Mondays are the same for that of Sunday. The reserve is only normally open on the given days from April until the end of September.

 

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The Normal Opening Times of Holt Island Nature Reserve

Day First Opening Second Opening
Sunday Open from 10:30 until 17:00
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Open from 10:30 until 17:00

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Activity/Meeting Name Frequency From To

Sunday

Working Party First Sunday 10.00 12.00

 

Organised by Friends of Holt Island Nature Reserve

VOLUNTEER WORKING PARTIES at Holt Island 

 

Occurrence: Runs continuously

Friday

Working Party Third Friday 10.00 12.00

 

Organised by Friends of Holt Island Nature Reserve

VOLUNTEER WORKING PARTIES at Holt Island 

 

Occurrence: Runs continuously

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Holt Island from the SE

Holt Island from the SE

 

Raised walkway at Holt Island Nature Reserve

Raised walkway at Holt Island Nature Reserve

 

The river bridge viewed from Holt Island

The river bridge viewed from Holt Island

 

All Saints Church from Holt Island

All Saints Church from Holt Island

 

Trees and shrubs on Holt Island

Trees and shrubs on Holt Island

 

Setum restumbotumii a rare specie on Holt Island

Setum restumbotumii a rare specie on Holt Island

 

Coppiced Osier Willow on Holt Island

Coppiced Osier Willow on Holt Island

 

Common Self-heal on Holt Island

Common Self-heal on Holt Island

 

Common Elder on Holt Island

Common Elder on Holt Island

 

Common Hawthorn on Holt Island

Common Hawthorn on Holt Island

 

Dog Rose on Holt Island

Dog Rose on Holt Island

 

New osier beds on Holt Island

New osier beds on Holt Island

 

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