Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve

Address: Cromwell Bottom Off Elland Road Brighouse West Yorkshire HD6 2RG

Opening times: All the time.


Admission: Free

Detail: The site has previously been a quarry, a power station and landfill site but is now a lovely collection of meadows, woodland and wetlands, situated by the canal and River Calder. Cromwell Bottom Local Nature Reserve has almost 2 miles of wheelchair accessible paths (including the canal towpath) and additional informal paths which cover a distance of over a mile. There is a large bird watching platform within the reserve and Cromwell Bottom is also a great area for blackberry picking towards the end of Summer. 

Wheelchair/Pram friendly: The reserve is pram/wheelchair friendly, with many of the paths being suitable for wheelchair access. The paths are generally smooth, and there are no steep gradients. A RADAR key is required to open the gate fully to allow easier access.

Parking and any fees: There is a free car park at the reserve.

Facilities and refreshment options:  There is a cabin which opens on Sundays serving snacks and drinks. When the cabin is open, there are also toilets open next door. They are both closed at other times.