Green Spaces & Nature Reserves

Kippax is fortunate to have several wildlife-rich sites, right here in the village and in the surrounding areas. Whether you're spending time with friends and family, exercising or dog walking, there's plenty of opportunities to get outside and reconnect with nature. 



Townclose Hills Nature Reserve

(Billy Wood) 

A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) with stunning wildflowers, grassland, woodland, exposed limestone and shallow spring-fed pools. 

Access via Station Road behind the leisure centre (parking), via The Lines Way or the bottom of Westfield Lane.


Kippax Meadows Park

 A Site of Ecological and Geological Importance (SEGI) and an oasis of rich grassland, dynamic scrub habitats and an abundance of wildlife. Easily accessible via a small network of paths. 

Access via Brigshaw Lane (Tennis Courts, parking), Cromwell Rise and Apple Tree Lane. 


The Linesway

Running from Garforth to Allerton Bywater with several access points along the route. The 3.5 mile green corridor follows the route of the old disused railway and is home to varying habitats, with ponds and ditches and wildflowers.

Zig Zag & Viewing Point


Cheney Basin

Surrounding Areas

 Fairburn Ings RSPB Nature Reserve

An exciting site for family activities and serious wildlife watching complete with visitor centre, picnic areas and other amenities.

WF10 2BH


St Aidan's Nature Reserve

A stunning park to explore by foot or by bike, with amazing views and wonderful wildlife. Visitor Centre, Car Park and other amenities available. Extend your walk and walk down the canal to Woodlesford Lock via St Aidan's.

LS26 8AL