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Rodley Nature Reserve Walks

1 miles (1.6 km)

This walk explores the Rodley Nature Reserve in Leeds. The wildlife rich reserve is located a few miles west of the city on the River Aire.
The wetland area is a great place for bird spotting with several species of migrating waders and wildfowl to look out for from the on site hides.
There's nice river paths and the option of continuing your waterside walking along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. You can follow the Leeds Canal Walk to the reserve from the city and then continue east to visit the historic Kirkstall Abbey. The peaceful woodland trails at Calverley Woods are located just to the west.


LS13 1HP - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Rodley Nature Reserve OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Rodley Nature Reserve Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


There is a decent on site visitor centre with a cafe selling a range of refreshments.


Entrance to Rodley Nature Reserve - off Town Street - - 2342668

Entrance to Rodley Nature Reserve

Rodley Nature Reserve (33343841148)

Hide, Rodley Nature Reserve - - 471066

Hide. The reserve is a wetland area built on a former sewage works on the banks of the River Aire. It is supported, amongst other organizations, by The Wildfowl and Wetland Trust.

Rodley Nature Reserve - - 132045

Reserve lake

River Aire, Rodley - - 471123

River Aire, Rodley

Leeds And Liverpool Canal (35267917296)

Leeds And Liverpool Canal


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