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 1991 on Denso Marston washland 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.



We are currently looking for a new volunteer to join our volunteers on a Wednesday morning 10am till noon. It is a weekly work party and will involve all kinds of activities to do with the management of the reserve. There will be training given in some of the aspects of the reseve management.

If you or someone you know are interested in joining the team, please contact Steve on 07572771549 or send an email


Just come down and visit the reserve anytime you feel like some fresh air and exercise, or join us on one of our short guided walks which are free to non members. Please note booking may be required.

We also run a variety of group events and workshops.

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Support us

Volunteering, becoming a member or making a donation are some of the ways you can get involved and support the reserve.

If you wish to make a donation we can accept them at any of our organised events. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the warden for details.

Join us

Become a member and help support our work. Membership fees make a vital contribution and help fund the tools and materials needed for our events and work on the reserve. Your support is greatly appreciated! You can join online or by post by completing the membership form.

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Spider club

Our children's Spider Club activities are all about getting youngsters involved with nature.

Learn more >


Join our flickr group and share your photos of the reserve and surrounding area.

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