Ogden walk

Since the government guidelines have changed, we’ve been working hard to devise a plan to keep everyone safe while enjoying our beautiful reservoirs. We’ve reopened the car parks at this reservoir so visitors can walk around them as long as social distancing rules are observed.

To help direct visitors, we’ve installed some new signs that are there for everyone to follow so please take a moment to read them.

  • Please maintain social distancing when walking around the reservoir
  • Please follow designated paths. The paths are there to keep you and our key workers safe.
  • Some of our paths may be closed off. This is because our key workers need to access them and they will be clearly signposted that they are closed.
  • Make sure you take any litter home with you and do not light any BBQs or fires.
  • If the car park is full, please do not park on verges or on the road as this causes traffic issues.

All of our toilet facilities are still closed at these reservoirs so please be mindful of this when visiting.

This level route runs around the edges of Ogden Reservoir, taking you near the plantation intriguingly named ‘Spice Cake Hills’ and passing over Ogden and Skirden Clough streams, the main feeders for the reservoir. The route is 1.2 miles long.


Ogden, north of Halifax


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Route Length

1.2 miles

Walking Time

1 hour

Terrain & Gradient

The route closest to the reservoir has wheelchair friendly gates with RADAR key locks at each end. The path is wide, well surfaced and mostly flat with only mild gradients. Those wishing to can explore the woodland paths which can be damp and steep.

How To Get There

By car: The car park (£1 parking charge) and toilets are run by Calderdale Council. The car park can be accessed from Ogden Lane just off the A629.
From Halifax: Follow the A629 North for 4 miles and turn onto Ogden Lane to find the car park.

From Keighley: Head South on South St/A629. After 2 miles, take the 1st exit from the roundabout on to Halifax Rd/A629. Continue on the road for 5½ miles and turn right onto Ogden Lane to find the car park.

By public transport: There is a bus stop on Halifax Road/A629 1 mile away from the start of this walk.

For up to date travel information from any location visit google maps to search directions.


Parking Disabled Parking Toilets Disabled Toilets Picnic Area

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