Ogden & Ovenden Moor walk

This absorbing walk offers a feast of different landscapes including rough pastures picturesque woodland, soothing streams and rugged moorland. The walk also provides a spectacular viewing point for the nearby wind farm on Knoll Hill before you descend along a golf course on Ovenden Moor towards the dam at Ogden Reservoir.

Ogden Reservoir

Covid-19 update

In accordance with government guidance, our recreational sites and car parks remain open for people to exercise outdoors. We ask that you follow the latest guidance on group sizes and social distancing to help keep yourself, our key workers and others safe.

If you do plan to visit, we continue to request that you are respectful of our sites, staff members, other visitors and local communities:

  • Do not light any BBQs or fires and call 999 to report any uncontrolled fires that may be at risk of spreading.
  • Make sure you take any litter home with you.
  • Please follow any instructions on signage around the site.
  • Please follow designated paths. The paths are there to keep you and our key workers safe.
  • If the car park is full, please do not park on verges or on the road as this causes traffic issues and can block important access for operational vehicles or the emergency services.


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Knoll Hill, east of Halifax.


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3 out of 4

Route length

3 miles

Walking time

2 hours

Terrain & gradient

The route features stiles, steps and muddy banks. However, between points 1-2 and 6-7, the track is wide and well surfaced. We recommend you bring sturdy boots, warm clothing, waterproofs and extra food/drink for this adventurous walk.

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.

By public transport

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

Looking for an easier walk?

Our Ogden walk has wheelchair friendly gates with RADAR key locks at each end. The path is wide, well surfaced and mostly flat with only mild gradients.

Walk Distance Difficulty Facilities

Ogden walk

1.2 miles 1 out of 4

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