1. Go wildlife spotting at Rodley Nature Reserve
What is it? The River Aire and the Leeds-Liverpool canal run through the heart of the city and lead towards scenic spots like Rodley Nature Reserve, a thriving wetland wildlife haven.
Why go? Created on a floodplain in Kirkstall Valley to bring wetland wildlife back into the Leeds area, it’s entirely possible to spend hours here. From lagoons and marshes to meadows, woodlands and grasslands there are plenty of places to species spot in tranquil surroundings.
Don’t miss: Look out for events and activities like birdwatching and pond-dipping.