Rodley Nature Reserve

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.

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, we would be delighted to hear from you so please drop us a line.

We hope you enjoy your time on this website and look forward to seeing you when you visit Rodley Nature Reserve.

Please note that unfortunately, because of the wildlife, we are only able to allow guide dogs onto the Reserve.

Admission to the Reserve is FREE!

News Headlines

25th December 2015 - Christmas and New Year Openings - The reserve will be closed on December 25th and January 1st 2016. The reserve will be open on Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th December 9am to 4pm

14th October 2015 - Reserve Christmas Cards will be on sale from Wednesday October 14th

22nd August 2015 - 2016 Rodley Nature Reserve calendars are now on sale in the visitor centre - £6

Latest Sightings

Goldeneye (2)
18th Nov 2015

Kingfisher (1)
18th Nov 2015

Goldcrest (2)
18th Nov 2015

Common Buzzard (1)
18th Nov 2015


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