RSPB St Aidan's Nature Park

“An amazing location for birdwatchers and walkers.” - VisitEngland Assessor


Leeds, West Yorkshire

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Not far from the busy city centre of Leeds, RSPB St Aidan’s is a stunning nature park. As the site is relatively small, it's easy to explore, and take in the various habitats of reedbeds, wetlands, meadows and woodland. There are 12km of trails so plenty of opportunities to walk or cycle. Black-headed gulls and skylarks are seen in spring and summer, while marsh harriers are about all year. The Trans Pennine Trail passes the nature park on the southern side.

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RSPB St Aidan's Nature Park
Astley Lane,LEEDS,West Yorkshire,LS26 8AL
Phone : 01132 320529


About the area

Discover West Yorkshire

Everybody knows that Yorkshire has some special landscapes. The Dales and the Moors first spring to mind, but what about West Yorkshire? That’s Leeds and Bradford isn’t it? Back-to-back houses and blackened mills… Certainly if you had stood on any of the hills surrounding Hebden Bridge a hundred years ago, and gazed down into the valley, all you would have seen was the pall of smoke issuing from the chimneys of 33 textile mills. But thankfully, life changes very quickly in West Yorkshire. The textile trade went into terminal decline, the mills shut down forever and in a single generation Hebden Bridge became a place that people want to visit.

The surrounding countryside offers walking every bit as good as the more celebrated Yorkshire Dales; within minutes you can be tramping across the moors. And this close proximity of town and country is repeated all across West Yorkshire. There’s such diversity in the area that you can find yourself in quite unfamiliar surroundings, even close to places you may know very well. Take time to explore this rich county and you will be thrilled at what you find to shatter old myths and preconceptions. 

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