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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 March to October 10am until 4pm, November to February 10am until 3.30pm during Reserve opening hours.


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
  • 21/10/2022
    Goosander (3 males)
  • 21/10/2022
    Common Buzzard (1)
    Over far riverbank
  • 21/10/2022
    Kingfisher (1)
  • 21/10/2022
    Wigeon (4)
  • 21/10/2022
    Cetti's Warbler (1)
    Wet Grassland (heard)
  • 10/10/2022
    Water Rail (1)
    Duck Marsh
  • 09/10/2022
    Otter (2)

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events.

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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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