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Ogden Water Local Nature Reserve HX2 8YA
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Ogden Water Local Nature Reserve offers a superb opportunity to escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life. Over 300,000 people visit Ogden Water every year for picnics, walking, feeding the ducks, family outings and nature activities.
Why not enjoy a picnic at one of our picnic tables, whilst taking in the stunning views. View location on Streetmap
The visitor centre is open 10.30am to 3.15pm. Why not pop in for a tea, coffee, flapjack or gingerbread man and remember to pick up some duck food to feed our wildfowl.
The visitor centre also has many leaflets about things to do in the area.
Please note there is no cycling allowed anywhere on the Ogden Water estate. There is also no fishing allowed within the reservoir.

Ogden Water Practical Day - April 2015
A joint day out with the volunteers from Calderdale Countryside Service, and we needed the numbers! It was a day for fencing and replacing the pailing fence at Skirden Clough with timber donated by the Friends of Ogden Water.

The old fence was taken down and we began on both sides of the clough, it was replaced with post and rail fencing with wire behind. We did not get it all finished and will be back over the week or so to continue with it. Chris Sutcliffe

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Before During

Also see Whats On

Also see notices on site.


The Permanent Orienteering Course maps are available at the Visitor Centre. £1.50 each. They are proving very popular, particularly with school groups.

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Do you have any anecdotes, pictures, or short stories of trips to Ogden in the past, ie. donkeys years ago! If you have, please get in touch with Ranger Chris.


If you are planning to bring a party of people on a visit to Ogden Water, you could contact the Ranger to make sure the facilities will be available when you come.


Ogden Water has once again gained the Green Flag Award 2013/14