Plan Your Visit

How to find us

Off the A65/Countances Way between Ben Rhydding and Manor Row. There is a large lay-by next to Steve Mann Caravan’s and Car Wash. Look out for the large metal gate between the trees. To enter the reserve follow the public footpath sign next to the metal gate for a few metres and then turn immediately right.  We are happy to give tours of the reserve to organised groups, please just get in touch.

Call Steve Parkes on 07770 840156  or parkes.steve@hotmail.co.uk

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By Car: There is parking in the lay-by. Please do not obstruct any gates or the bus stop.

By Public Transport: Ben Rhydding railway station is approximately 2km away. The reserve is served by routes 650,652,962,963 that stop in the lay-by.

By Foot: The reserve can be reached on the footpath that runs alongside the A65 between Ben Rhydding and Manor Row.

Cyclists can chain their bikes to a suitable tree, but no cycling on the reserve itself please.

Accessibility

The site is level with grass pathways (sometimes muddy) and is accessible for people with limited mobility but is unsuitable for wheelchair users or pushchairs

Entering the reserve

Follow the public footpath sign next to the metal gate for a few metres and then turn immediately right.

You are welcome to bring a push-bike into the reserve but please don’t ride on the site itself

Alternative Entrance 

There is an alternative entrance for able bodied walkers that approach the reserve from the direction of Burley. When walking on the A65 footpath there is a small gap in the fence at the point where the river starts to leave the roadside. You will see a simple sign.  The route offers a slightly longer, though healthier and more rewarding alternative to the roadside. Not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs, no bicycles please.

Dogs

To avoid disturbing the wildlife dog should be kept on a lead. Please clean up after your dog.