Rodley Nature Reserve

Bringing wetland life to the Leeds Area
Wetland habitats that compliment the nearby River Aire and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal
Owls, Kingfishers, Lapwings, Kestrels and much more

Rodley Nature Reserve

Rodley Nature Reserve

Bringing wetland life to the Leeds Area
Wetland habitats that compliment the nearby River Aire and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal
Owls, Kingfishers, Lapwings, Kestrels and much more

Important Information
Work on the reconfiguration of the Dragonfly Pond Area commences Tuesday 11 June and the area will be closed to the public Wednesday 12 June but hopefully open again for the weekend

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 compliment 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.

Barn Owl hovering at Rodley Nature Reserve. Image by Kirsty McLeod
Barn Owl hovering at Rodley Nature Reserve. Image by Kirsty McLeod

Reserve Opening Hours

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

The Visitor Centre is open March to October 10am until 4pm, November to February 10am until 3.30pm during Reserve opening hours.

Members of the public are only able to visit the Reserve on the above days/times.

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