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Ogden Water events 2019

 

Saturday 5th October
Family Fungus Foray
Join Robin Dalton and members of Halifax Scientific Society to go for a walk around the woods at Ogden Water searching for autumn fungi. Meet outside the visitor centre (HX2 8XZ) at 10.00. Walk covers around 2 miles. Bring lunch.  Dogs welcome if kept on a lead.
8+ (No unaccompanied children)
Free but donations welcome to Halifax Scientific Society
For more information, ring Steve on 0771 500 5379


Santa visits Ogden Water
Saturday 14th December
Come along to Ogden Water to visit Father Christmas in his magical woodland grotto in the woods. 
Select time when booking online.  
Booking essential (limited numbers) – visit https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/calderdalecountryside  
Sessions cost £9, £8 (Passport to Leisure holders) for Christmas art and crafts in the classroom, a visit to see Santa and a present. 
Wheelchair accessible. No dogs.
All ages (no unaccompanied children) – crafts aimed at 3+

                 Page updated September 19, 2019  

Ogden Water Practical Days

Meet Chris Sutcliffe at Ogden Water to help with ongoing management and new projects designed to look after the wildlife and infrastructure of the nature reserve. Sessions run 9.45am until 2.30pm. Please contact 0776 995 4956 for more details and to book a place. No dogs.

 

Practical Work dates
Ogden Water always requires work doing - be it small or large from litter clearance, opening up the footpaths to remove vegetation, weaving Christmas trees, planting trees, woodland management, pond work and preventing flooding. We have a great band of volunteers who come along and help out - how would you like to help.

Please contact Chris Sutcliffe 0776 995 4956 for more details and to book a place. No dogs.

All Practical days start at 9.30am with tea/coffee in the classroom (opposite the visitor centre) then we split up to take on jobs. Please dress for the weather and the task in hand - not your best walking clothes. Wellingtons are always handy to bring and can be left in the classroom if required. All tools and training provided.

Please bring enough food and drink to sustain you through the session (we can work up until 3pm). Sometimes we are back to the classroom for lunch and other times we are out on site so come prepared or phone ahead to find out. 

Friday 27th September
Plinth work, benches and dry stone walling
We will be putting in a hard standing area by the new art work on the moor, working on the benches that are located up the Withens Road and continuing with the dry stone walling around the edge of the reservoir.  

Tuesday 1st October
Event hosted by Forest of Bradford
The first of a monthly session looking at the new woodlands that have been planted on the area above the car parks at Ogden Water, undertaking tasks to ensure the tree survive. Meet by the gate at the end of the car park. Please bring a pack-up lunch, gloves and waterproofs. For more details contact Alan on 07419 337952.

Tuesday 15th October
Walling, revetments and pond work
Work will continue on the walling around the reservoir side and we will be working on the drain and path at the far end of the reservoir to put in a revetment to prevent the drains blocking up. there will also be the opportunity to get into the dipping pond to remove reeds and encroaching vegetation (waders available at Ogden Water)

Friday 25th October
Walling & pond work
Work continues on the walling around the edge of the reservoir and we will continue work on the pond (waders available at Ogden Water) to reduce the encroaching vegetation and look at fixing any leaks. Also work on the surrounding hedgerows and clearing brambles.

 


 

Tuesday 5th November
Event hosted by Forest of Bradford
Second monthly session looking at the new woodlands that have been planted on the area above the car parks at Ogden Water, undertaking tasks to ensure the tree survive. Meet by the gate at the end of the car park. Please bring a pack-up lunch, gloves and waterproofs. For more details contact Alan on 07419 337952.

Tuesday 19th November
Woodland management work
Out in the woodlands clearing vegetation and looking at the trees, maybe felling/cutting down small trees or planting others, working out all day some come prepared.

Friday 22nd November
Car parks and vegetation removal
Working around the car parks to take out the encroaching vegetation, remove litter and check the fences, also working up the Lane beside the plantation from the car park to check the wall and drainage. 

Tuesday 3rd December
Event hosted by Forest of Bradford
Regular monthly session looking at the new woodlands that have been planted on the area above the car parks at Ogden Water, undertaking tasks to ensure the tree survive. Meet by the gate at the end of the car park. Please bring a pack-up lunch, gloves and waterproofs. For more details contact Alan on 07419 337952.

Friday 13th December
Event setup and site management - including drainage and vegetation clearance
Setting up the Boggart Wood for our Santa event and prepping the site for winter with a session looking at the drains through the woodlands and into the reservoir, also removing vegetation and clearing areas in preparation for the Christmas trees recycling in January.

Tuesday 17th December
A morning of site management followed by pie & peas lunch (vegetarian option available) and a recap of the work undertaken by the practical group, school groups, business groups etc. throughout the year. 

Tuesdays & Fridays in January from Tuesday 14th January 2020
Christmas tree recycling
Help with the recycling of Christmas trees to make a barrier around the reservoir, this prevents access by dogs and people and gives wildlife a habitat close to the waters edge. The results are stunning throughout the year. Be prepared to get wet and muddy on these tasks.

Tuesday 11th February 2020
Site management - to be arranged

Friday 28th February
Site management - to be arranged

Tuesday 17th March
Site management - to be arranged

Friday 27th March
Site management - to be arranged