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Rodley Nature Reserve

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Gem of a place

What a gorgeous nature reserve on the edge of the city. With beautifully laid out paths and hides... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ilkley, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great place for a gentle stroll.

It's surprising how many people do not know about this place. Having said that, I don't want them... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
Pauline P
Leeds, United Kingdom
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“pond dipping”(23 reviews)
“bird food”(7 reviews)
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Moss Bridge Road | Rodley, Leeds LS13 1HP, England
+44 113 204 0441
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a gorgeous nature reserve on the edge of the city. With beautifully laid out paths and hides close to the water, we enjoyed simply strolling round. We saw a number of different birds on the way and enjoyed a coffee and biscuit from the...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2018

It's surprising how many people do not know about this place. Having said that, I don't want them to know as it would become overcrowded! They have specially built hides for you to sit and watch the wildlife in front of you. The hides all...More

Thank Pauline P
Reviewed 20 October 2018

We love nature so I’m always looking for different places to visit. This had great reviews and I can see why. Lots of pond dipping, hides to view birds . Shop/info /cafe . Well worth a visit

Thank 930lindao
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Great place for birdwatching and photography with excellent hides, many ponds and an interesting riverside walk. The reserve is very well kept and many panels show the species you can see in different seasons. There is a nice visitor center where you can enjoi nice...More

Thank LisaHebden
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is a small reserve but worthy of a visit. It has riverside (Aire), reedbeds, pond-dipping and feeding stations. Although the variation of birds is not as big as other reserves due to not being on a migration route, rarities do turn up occasionally. The...More

Thank _mickben10
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

How many Leeds folk have visited this fascinating wild bird reserve on an old sewage farm in suburban Leeds. Not too many I'd guess. Take your binoculars and enjoy a pleasant couple of hours in the company of twitchers galore! There's even a cafe (though...More

Thank Roger H
Reviewed 23 September 2018

I drove past a sign for this place on the way to work for months before actually going on google to see what was here & visiting. So glad we went for a walk around. Its a beautiful reserve with lots of birds, I was...More

Thank Leeeya078
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Really good nature reserve, with varying landscape; wetlands, meadows, fields & pond areas. Good for all the family or just dedicated bird watchers. We go to buy our bird food at the shop/tea room. Very good value for money.

Thank bracemeister68
Reviewed 27 August 2018

always enjoy our time here and we should go more often, brilliant place to find in such a big city, its a must for all families, superbly kept.

Thank kroome46
Reviewed 23 August 2018

This place is amazing, it's a peaceful wildlife haven and it's free entry. They have great activities on for kids over summer, things like pond dipping etc. If you love wildlife you'll love it here, there's lots to see and at the end of it...More

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30 November 2015|
Response from Rodley N | Property representative |
Hi Emma, yes we think so! We're still open and the birds are sometimes easier to see at this time of year because they rely on the feeders. We don't have pond dipping at this time of year, but there are some small tanks in... More
28 February 2015|
Response from 32er42 |
5.5 miles by road. The journey should take around 15 minutes by car, or half an hour by bus (change at Horsforth).