Ogden & Ovenden Moor walk

Enjoy picturesque woodland, soothing streams and rugged moorland.

Ogden Reservoir

There’s been a landslip on the Ogden Clough footpath

The circular route around Ogden Reservoir isn’t affected. But if you’re going to Ovenden Moor, we recommend taking a different route.

Take in the views

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.


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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.

Visitor information

To keep everyone happy and safe, please:

  • follow government guidance
  • don’t swim
  • take your litter home
  • stick to the path
  • keep your dog on a lead
  • clean up after your dog
  • don’t light fires or BBQs.

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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