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Rodley Nature Reserve

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Great for dog runs

This is my preferred spot to walk. lovely open environment where you can literally let the dogs go... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
An excellent day out!!

I took my 7 year old son here recently, and we had a wonderful time! He did ‘pond dipping’ and we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Moss Bridge Road | Rodley, Leeds LS13 1HP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my preferred spot to walk. lovely open environment where you can literally let the dogs go and shout away. I really like that this is norm for everyone around here

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jeffStanl3y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my 7 year old son here recently, and we had a wonderful time! He did ‘pond dipping’ and we had a picnic! We saw a variety of wild fowl, and just need to remember his binoculars next time! A very kind lady, who...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Osbourne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Rodley Nature reserve in May bank holiday in 2018. It was hot sunny day and there were hardly any place to sit and there were no ducks nothing only boards. We tried to find the natural stuff but didnt find anything. Disappointed.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit plenty see we’ll run by the lovely volunteers,nice cafe to chill after your walk,abundance of wildlife pond dipping for the kids,definitely recommend

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Steven B
Reviewed March 23, 2019

Great place just tucked away behind the canal in Ridley. The nature reserve has various different pods and sanctuaries to support all manners of local wildlife. There's small ponds where you can take the kids to fish with nets and keep them occupied for an...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ashboss84
Reviewed February 3, 2019

Only by chance would you find this cracking little nugget of a place. Rodley Nature reserve bordered by the River Aire and Leeds/Liverpool canal is the perfect place to wander or take younger children to experience the wonders of an urban nature reserve. The reserve...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nosoneprop
Reviewed November 28, 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BexCole
Reviewed November 4, 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pauline P
Reviewed October 20, 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 930lindao
Reviewed October 7, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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November 30, 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
February 28, 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).