Rodley Nature Reserve announces partial re-opening after lockdown

25 June 2020

Rodley Nature Reserve is set to partially re-open on Saturday 11 July, following a further relaxation of Government restrictions.

Trustees say they are ‘aware of the importance of the Reserve to the community’ and have said the Reserve will be reopening – but on a restricted basis.

To mitigate increasing the risk to both visitors and volunteers, the following conditions will apply:

  • The Reserve will be open Wednesday and Saturday only.
  • Opening times will be 1pm until 5pm.
  • Social distancing will apply at all times.

The following facilities will remain closed:

  • Toilets
  • Visitor Centre
  • Viewing Hides
  • Pond Dipping

Rodley Nature Reserve Trust added:

“The safety of our visitors and volunteers remains paramount and the Trust will keep the situation under continuous review and should the situation change it may be necessary to consider further appropriate measures.

“We ask our visitors to be considerate and allow each other the time and space to enjoy the Reserve.”

The Reserve will partially re-open on Saturday 11 July at 1pm.

Created on a floodplain in Kirkstall Valley on a recognised ‘flyway’ for wildfowl and waders on migration, the wetland habitats complement the nearby River Aire and the Leeds Liverpool Canal.

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