On Saturday 1st December Rodley Nature Reserve was presented with Open Country’s Good Access Award for 2018 which recognises the best countryside “access for all” project in Yorkshire.
The Yorkshire-based Charity Open Country help people with disabilities to access the countryside and this award celebrates the efforts of our volunteers in making the Reserve more accessible to wheelchair users and people with a disability through our paths project.
Peter Murphy, Secretary of Rodley Nature Reserve Trust said: “We are delighted to have won this prestigious award. It has always been our aim to make all areas of the Reserve accessible to wheelchair users and our other less able visitors. All our birdwatching hides now have special facilities for wheelchairs and major improvements to some of our paths have been made in recent years. We are grateful to the Co-op Community Fund for their support for the paths project this year”