Ogden walk

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.

Ogden Reservoir

Covid-19 update

In accordance with government guidance, our recreational sites and car parks remain open during the national lockdown for people to exercise locally. We ask that you follow the latest guidance to help keep yourself, our key workers and others safe. In the current lockdown this includes:

  • Please do not travel to one of our sites if it isn’t local (which the government has defined as the village, town, or part of a city where you live).
  • Please only visit to exercise with your household, your support bubble, or to meet one other person.

All our toilet facilities are currently closed so please be mindful of this when visiting.

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

  • Please maintain social distancing throughout your visit.
  • 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.
  • 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 and can block important access for operational vehicles or the emergency services.


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Ogden walking guide

Need an easier walk?

Great news! Our Ogden walk has wheelchair friendly gates with RADAR key locks at each end. The path is wide, well surfaced and mostly flat with gentle slopes.

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Ogden, north of Halifax.


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1 out of 4

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.

By public transport

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

Looking for a more challenging walk?

If you fancy a tougher route, take on our Ogden and Ovenden Moor walk! This route has stiles, steps and muddy banks. We recommend you bring sturdy boots, warm clothing, waterproofs and extra food/drink for this adventurous walk.

Walk Distance Difficulty Facilities

Ogden & Ovenden Moor walk

3 miles 3 out of 4

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