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Walkshire: Ogden Reservoir

Distance: 1.3 miles
Pramable: Yes

I have been walking around Ogden Reservoir water for as long as I can remember and it’s changed quite a lot over the years.

What hasn’t changed though it’s a beautiful scenery and variety of routes you can take from the lowlands of the reservoir to the paths that take you up to the moors.

Ogden is tucked away on the A629 Halifax and Keighley and it is easy to miss the sign post as you drive on what is often a pretty busy road.

This walk is perfect for those with a pram and also great for those who would like to go slightly further afield.

Starting out in the car park head anticlockwise around the reservoir. This will take you firstly through a lovely wooded area before you pick up the footpath that goes around the reservoir itself.

The footpath can sometimes be muddy in places but the walk is totally flat so you can usually get around easily. Enjoy the lovely scenery as you head around the reservoir and if you don’t have a pram and want to go further afield look out for the footpath‘s which take you into the woods and onto the moors.

Having walked around the whole reservoir you reach the end of the footpath on the side of the reservoir come out on what is called The Promenade this runs also by the side of the reservoir and provides great views across the whole of Ogden.

At the end of The Promenade take a left where are you will find a picnic area and a place to view the many birds that inhabit the reservoir.

Out of lockdown there is also a shop selling drinks and sweets and some toilets. Head back along the path and you will find the car park again.

I love this walk and have done it many times. The only drawback I would say is the car park gets very busy at peak times so I would avoid going on sunny Sunday afternoons as you may struggle to get in.

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