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The people have spoken, Ogden Water is Yorkshire’s favourite reservoir

Ogden Water has been crowned Yorkshire’s favourite reservoir after beating off competition from Grimwith and Langsett.

With 46% of the vote Ogden Water was a clear winner in the Yorkshire Water poll, which was conducted on the firm’s Facebook page.

The race for second was a tighter affair, with Langsett winning 28% of the vote, and Grimwith third with 26%.

Set to the north of Halifax, Ogden Water, managed by Calderdale Council is three miles long, offering huge variety. There are rough pastures, picturesque woodland, rugged moorland and tumbling streams to explore.

Philip Tennyson, Yorkshire Water’s Countryside and Recreation spokesperson, said: “These are all fabulous reservoirs which offer wonderful free days out, but I can certainly understand why Ogden Water was such a huge favourite with the public.

“Although they did not end up winners this time, I would urge the public to visit both Grimwith and Langsett as they are both very special.”

Offering spectacular views over the reservoir and woodland from the higher ground, especially from the ruins known as North America. Near Stocksbridge, Langsett Reservoir in the Peak District National Park gives the adventurous walker a decent test over 3 miles.

The circular path at Grimwith Reservoir, east of Grassington in the Yorkshire Dales National Park has stunning views of the adjacent moors and lower Yorkshire Dales. With the call of the curlew and lapwing, it is the longest walk of the finalists at 4.5 miles long.

For more information about all the wonderful reservoirs Yorkshire Water has to offer and to download a reservoir walk map pack, visit our Free Yorkshire webpage.

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