Opening Times

Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and most Bank Holidays: March to October – 9am to 5pm | November to February – 9am to 4pm

The Visitor Centre is open from 10am until 4pm throughout the year.


Thank you for visiting The Rodley Nature Reserve website.

Rodley Nature Reserve is designed to bring wetland wildlife back into the Leeds area.

Created on a floodplain in Kirkstall Valley, a recognised ‘flyway’ for wildfowl and waders on migration, the wetland habitats constructed here complement the nearby River Aire and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.
The content within this website is varied and of interest to all ages and walks of life – fun activities for the young, information of latest sightings on the reserve, forthcoming events, newsletters, educational resources and information on how you can become a volunteer or friend of Rodley Nature Reserve.

Latest Sightings

With such an abundance of wildlife around the reserve there’s always plenty to see…

  • Date
  • 20/05/2018
    Garden Warbler (2)
    Lagoon margins
  • 20/05/2018
    Buzzard (2)
    Tim's (Flying over)
  • 19/05/2018
    Hobby (1)
    Flying over by farmland pylon
  • 06/05/2018
    Garden Warbler (1)
    Roadside trees nr lagoon hide
  • 06/05/2018
    Common Tern (1)
  • 06/05/2018
    Water Rail (1)
  • 05/05/2018
    Little Owl (1)
    Manager's Garden

Upcoming Events

Moth Trap Opening
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Leeds Birdfair
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Moth Trap Opening
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Take a look around the RNR Habitat.

A diverse selection of habitats gives home to a wide range of species…

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Our latest gallery images. Taken by members and visitors of the RNR.