Nature reserves

Local Nature Reserves (LNRs) offer people special opportunities to study or learn about nature or simply to enjoy it.

There are now over 1,400 LNRs in England. They range from windswept coastal headlands, ancient woodlands and flower-rich meadows to former inner city railways, long-abandoned landfill sites and industrial areas now re-colonised by wildlife. In total they cover almost 40,000 hectares – an impressive natural resource which makes an important contribution to England’s biodiversity. They should be managed to maintain and enhance their special wildlife and geology and provide access to nature for local communities. For more information on nature reserves throughout England visit Natural England

There are 10 local nature reserves in Calderdale:

  1. Milner Royd
  2. Ogden Water
  3. Cromwell Bottom
  4. Shibden Park and Cunnary Wood
  5. Jerusalem Farm
  6. Long Wood and Scarr Wood
  7. Gorpley Clough
  8. Beechwood Park
  9. Norland Moor
  10. Colden Clough