From 11th January 2023, the Reserve will be open Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays. Please refer to our news item for further details
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
  • 29/09/2023
    Little Egret (19)
    Duck Marsh
  • 29/09/2023
    Green Sandpiper (1)
    Duck Marsh
  • 28/09/2023
    Goldcrest (1)
    Willow Path
  • 27/09/2023
    Little Owl (1)
    Manager's Garden
  • 27/09/2023
    Dipper (1)
  • 17/09/2023
    Green Sandpiper (2)
    Wet Grassland
  • 17/09/2023
    Common Whitethroat (3)
    Poplar Field

Upcoming Events

Fungus Foray
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Happy Halloween
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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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Our latest gallery images. Taken by members and visitors of the RNR.