Plan Your Visit


The Reserve is located off Rodley Town Street appox 5 miles west of Leeds City Centre and is accessed by crossing the swing bridge over the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and then following the access road to cross the bridge over the River Aire.

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

Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and most Bank Holidays
March to October 9am to 5pm, November to February 9am to 4pm
During Reserve opening times the Visitor Centre will be open –
March to October 10am to 4pm, November to February 10am to 3.30pm
Members of the public are only able to visit the Reserve on the above days/times

Getting to Rodley Nature Reserve

By Car

The Reserve is well signed from the A6120 Leeds Outer Ring Road and then from the A657 Rodley Town Street. (Brown direction signs).

Car Parking is available on site just after crossing the bridge over the River Aire. Further parking and blue badge parking is available adjacent to the Visitor Centre.

By Bus

As at January 2024 the Reserve is served by routes 10, 60 and 86 which have nearby stops on Rodley Town Street. Unfortunately, these routes can change and visitors are advised to visit Metro’s website to check the latest services.

By Bike

The Reserve is located on National Cycle Route 66 via the Leeds to Bingley Aire Valley Towpath Route. Cycling is allowed on the access road to the Visitor Centre where there are ample racks to secure cycles.

See more details on Cycle Route 66

On Foot

The Reserve can be accessed from Rodley Town Street via the swing bridge and has easy access from the Leeds and Liverpool Canal towpath.

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