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Ogden, Langsett and Grimwith compete to be named Yorkshire’s best reservoir

Three of Yorkshire’s finest beauty spots are set to battle it out to be named the county’s best reservoir.

After preliminary rounds which saw them crowned regional winners in North, South and West Yorkshire, Ogden Water, Langsett and Grimwith are each relying on the public’s help to claim the top prize.

Just north of Halifax, Ogden Water in Calderdale offers a host of different landscapes such as rough pastures, picturesque woodland, with the 3-mile walk taking hikers alongside tumbling streams and over rugged moorland.

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.

The vote is being hosted on the Yorkshire Water Facebook page with the winner announced this Friday 2nd March 2018.

“Whether you are out walking to blow away the winter blues, starting a keep fit regime, training for a 10km run or out for fun with the family, these are three stunning reservoirs which offer wonderful, free, outdoor countryside experiences.” said Philip Tennyson, Yorkshire Water Countryside and Recreation Apprentice.

“It is sure to be a close call so we are urging people to vote for their favourite reservoir!”

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