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.

WELCOME

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
    Species
    Location
  • 14/10/2018
    Shoveler (5)
    Reedbed
  • 14/10/2018
    Green Sandpiper (1)
    Wet Grassland
  • 14/10/2018
    Water Rail (2)
    Wet Grassland -1, Duck Marsh -1
  • 14/10/2018
    Kingfisher (2)
    Wet Grassland -1, Duck Marsh -1
  • 14/10/2018
    Barn Owl (1)
    Scrub
  • 13/10/2018
    Shoveler (5)
    Lagoon
  • 13/10/2018
    Peregrine Falcon (1)
    Over Tim's Field

Upcoming Events

Pie & Peas and Fungus Foray
27/10/2018
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Latest Tweets (@RodleyNR)

EXPLORE

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.