To help keep everyone safe, our car park at this reservoir is closed and we're asking everyone not to visit for a little while - hopefully it won't be for too long. We'll update here when it's back open. For more information please visit our reservoirs page.
Eccup reservoir is a wonderful break from urban life right on the fringe of Leeds. Despite its close proximity to Leeds, Eccup reservoir is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its overwintering bird population. Eccup is also a great place to spot Red Kite from a viewing platform on the embankment. Red Kite were saved from the brink of extinction when a release site was established at Harewood House in a joint partnership between RSPB, English Nature, & Yorkshire Water. Whilst there is no car park at Eccup, on-street parking is available on Alwoodley Lane. Please park considerately.