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.

Large Pond


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.

We also run a variety of group events and workshops.

See all events >

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

If you would like to become a member and help support our work, annual membership is only £8 per household. The fees help fund the tools and materials needed for our events and vital work on the reserve. Your support is greatly appreciated! You can join online or by post by completing the membership form.

Membership form >

Spider club

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

Learn more >



Any important news about the reserve will be shown here.


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

flickr group >


Where the wild things are >

Warden's Corner


The tree felling workshop on Sat 15th February is CANCELLED due to forecasted heavy rain and strong winds


The warden also writes his monthly ramblings column.

Read the ramblings >