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Rodley Nature Reserve

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Address: Moss Bridge Road | Rodley, Leeds LS13 1HP, England
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+44 113 204 0441
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10:00 - 16:00
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Wed 10:00 - 16:00
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a hidden gem

Tiny, tucked away behind warehouses down a blink-and-you-miss-it drive, this nature reserve is a joy. 37 species of birds in a brief visit and I can't wait to return in a few... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tiny, tucked away behind warehouses down a blink-and-you-miss-it drive, this nature reserve is a joy. 37 species of birds in a brief visit and I can't wait to return in a few weeks see the dragonfly pools

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go on a sunny day it is fabulous,lots of interesting birds and a nice little cafe run by volunteers, donations for tea and cake, very sweet.

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Thank Carolyn M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing that a wildlife reserve like this is available so close to Leeds! A birdwatchers ideal visit, Pond Dipping for the youngsters. Good parking and cafe facilities. Allow at least 2 hours but enough to occupy you for half a day.

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Thank Alan C
Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely place to visit and pond dipping fun. However would be nice if could go pond dipping every day not just Wednesdays ? as I look after my friends children on a Monday and would love to take them but not available . Staff seem friendly, lovely place for a walk and worth a little visit

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We have family in Leeds and this was a place that we wanted to visit . although it was raining and snowing it didn't spoil our experience.

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Thank juliek97
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

unlike most things this place will improve with age there is a nice walk around the place with good pathways there is plenty of wildlife around to see no matter what time of year you visit there is always something to see it is also nice to be able to buy a drink the reserve is well worth a visit

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Thank frances292
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Who knew such a great compact reserve existed in Rodley! Well maintained, well planned and great nature reserve with plenty to keep you interested including the kids. Little visitor centre in the middle and well made paths for those of unsure footing. we visited when wet and normal walking shoes were fine, kids in wellies rather than shoes would be... More 

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Thank Alex H
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The reserve is getting better at atracting wildlife and the walk around the reserveis lovely and relaxing. there are hydes to watch the wild birds and signs to tell you what to look for.

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Thank Martin H
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I have lived in Leeds for many years, but like many others only stumbled across this little gem of a nature reserve by chance a few years ago. Since then Rodley nature reserve has become one of my favourite places to visit. It is a nice size, and you can walk around the main part of the reserve in as... More 

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Thank Andrew T
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Often visit as we live close, nice place for a nature walk, lots of bird boxes, harvest mouse breeding project and nice old fashioned cafe run by volunteers.

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