White water lily


Welcome to the Friends of Denso Marston Nature Reserve website. The seven acre reserve is situated between the River Aire and the Denso Marston factory in Shipley, West Yorkshire. Created in 1990 on Denso Marston wash land for the benefit of wildlife, community enjoyment and education. An urban haven of woodland, meadows and pools with varied wildlife complement the other green areas in the wildlife rich Aire valley.


Work party

The Events page lists the work party dates. New volunteers are most welcome.

Walks and Events

Pond dipping

Why not come and join us on one of our guided walks where we are always pleased to see new faces.

Become a member

Pond Dipping

We are always pleased to welcome new members. Annual membership is only £6 per household.

Spider Club

Spider Club

Our monthly Spider Club activities are all about getting youngsters involved with nature.


Black Bellied Dipper

Visit our Sightings page where we publish our recent and past wildlife sightings on the reserve.



Have a look at the Warden's Ramblings page to view his monthly scribblings, poetry and pictures.

November 2015
-Ramblings updated
-Event Posters added
-Sightings updated

Fancy doing some creative writing or painting/drawing then check out the posters below for times and dates

Current Event Posters

pdf logoCreative Writing Group

pdf logoArt Session

pdf logoNovember Event Poster

Guardian Article

Where the wild things are...

Become a member and help support our work on the reserve!

pdf logoMembership form

View our flickr group to browse or join and add your photos of the reserve and surrounding area.

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