Rodley Nature Reserve

  • dragonfly pool area

    dragonfly pool area

  • lagoon in summer

    lagoon in summer

  • kingfisher


Nearby Rentals

–  Rodley Nature Reserve

dragonfly pool area

Rodley Nature Reserve

Rodley Nature Reserve is designed to bring wetland wildlife back into the Leeds area.Created on a floodplain in Kirkstall Valley, a recognised ‘flyway’ for wildfowl and waders on migration, the wetland habitats constructed here complement the nearby River Aire and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.
1 – The Corson at Claremont Apartments – 7 Km

The Corson at Claremont Apartments

Situated with a converted Georgian villa The Corson provides stylish accommodation with free on site parking in Leeds city center. The freestanding bath and walk in shower in the luxury bathroom are just two of the desirable features.

2 – The Scott at Claremont Apartments – 7 Km

The Scott at Claremont Apartments

The Scott at Claremont Serviced Apartments oozes charm and character. Situated within a purposely converted former Georgian merchants villa it enjoys an outlook over the lawned garden. Once the opulent study of John Deakin Heaton the properties most famous resident the apartment now provides superior short term accommodation sure to make any visitors stay special.

3 – The Darwin at Victoria Court – 2 Km

The Darwin at Victoria Court

Situated with a beautifully converted former Victorian school house The Gladstone provide short stay self catering accommodation suitable for anybody visiting the area for business or pleasure.


The Property benefits from:

Kitchen area including- Dishwasher, Oven, Hob, Microwave, Kettle and Toaster

Living area including- Dining table and four chairs, two three seater sofas, coffee table, digital TV

Two double bedrooms including- wardrobe/hanging space, double beds, bedside tables

Bathroom including bath with overhead shower.

Shared lawned gardens and off street parking.

4 – The Thoresby at Claremont Apartments – 7 Km

The Thoresby at Claremont Apartments

The height of character and luxury. The Thoresby at Claremont Serviced Apartments is true luxury accommodation. Featuring a curved feature wall created while one of Leeds’ most  important historical residents was in residence The Thoresby provides a superior space to make any stay a special one. Free on site parking provided.

5 – Stables at The Coach House Apartments – 7 Km

Stables at The Coach House Apartments

Urban style at its best! This spacious two double bedroom ground floor apartment it the recently converted former coach house of a Georgian merchants villa provides stylish industrial style accommodation in Leeds city center. With double patio doors opening onto a decking patio from the living area the Stables are perfectly located to take advantage of all that Leeds has to offer.

6 – The Deakin at Claremont Apartments – 7 Km

The Deakin at Claremont Apartments

Situated within a converted Georgian merchants villa this luxury studio apartment with free on site parking boasts a wealth of character features and individual decorative touches to make any stay feel truly special. 

7 – School House Mews at Rodley Hall, Leeds – 300 Meters

School House Mews at Rodley Hall, Leeds




The Neighbourhood

Nearby there is also parkland and canal walkways which offer a peaceful environment for recreation and relaxation. The Leeds-Liverpool canal walkways and national cycle route links to Rodley nature reserve, lush parklands and a variety of restaurants and warm. friendly public houses. For those that like serious retail therapy Leeds city centre has award winning shopping centres, not least of which are The Trinity Centre, The Victoria Quarter, Harvey Nicholls and the new Victoria Gate Shopping quarter with a flagship John Lewis store. Equally for those on business there are many meeting venues and major motorways, rail links and the airport are easily accessible.

8 – The Smeaton at Claremont Apartments – 7 Km

The Smeaton at Claremont Apartments

This stylishly presented duplex apartment situated within a grade two listed former Georgian merchants villa in Leeds City Center. Perfectly located to take advantage of all that the area has to offer the Smeaton is just a short walk to bars, cafes, shopping and Leeds Town Hall.

9 – The Matcham at Claremont Apartments – 7 Km

The Matcham at Claremont Apartments

Situated within a recently converted grade two listed Georgian merchants villa this one bedroom ground floor apartment with free parking offers stylish and luxurious accommodation in Leeds City Center. Just a short walk from Leeds Town Hall The Matcham at Claremont Apartments is ideally placed to take advantage of all that Leeds has to offer.

10 – Courtyard Mews at Rodley Hall, Leeds – 300 Meters

Spiral stair to first floor.

Courtyard Mews at Rodley Hall, Leeds

Courtyard Mews is situated in the village of Rodley near Leeds. The Apartment is set in a beautiful grade two listed building named Rodley Hall. The interior of Apartment 3 is contemporary and full of character.

Free on site parking provided.

Rodley Hall is very conveniently located for all the attractions of nearby Leeds 5.1 miles away. Leeds City Centre has a lot to offer, theaters, cinemas and superb shopping from Harvey Nicolls, state of the art John Lewis to name just a few.  It has easy access to public transport. The location is also only 3.5 Miles from Leeds Bradford Airport.


situated just four miles from the centre of Leeds, Rodley Nature Reserve is different to most wetland reserves in that the wetlands were all dug out from scratch from rough grassland close to the River Aire. When Yorkshire Water plc decomissioned the Rodley Water Treatment Works in 1993 it was with a wish that their land should be developed as a nature reserve. The land is situated in the Aire valley, an important flyway for migrating birds.

Rodley Nature Reserve Trust is a registered charity run by a board of trustees. The Trust’s objectives are the care and management of the land as a nature reserve by habitat management for wildlife, in particular the wildlife of wetland habitats and the education of the public in the understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of wildlife.

There are no paid staff at Rodley. Volunteers work on habitat management, the manning of the Visitor Centre and looking after school and other visits. Managing such a large area requires a good deal of manpower and money and we are grateful to the generosity of the public, the fundraising activities of the Friends of Rodley Nature Reserve and the income generated from our participation in the Higher Level Stewardship Scheme, one of the government’s agri-environment schemes, which collectively enable us to maintain and continue to improve this beautiful green space for people and wildlife alike. We are also grateful for the continuing support of Yorkshire Water PLC who own the land.


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