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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 not 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 is back open, but no Visitor Centre or Toilets

tree planting

Thousands of trees being planted above the golf course and up towards the Withens.

This photo of the golf club, believed to be from the Courier, was found by John Wharton, who used to live in Ogden.

Ogden Golf Club Photo

Visitor Centre

Closed at the moment.

Our Visitor Centre, although small, is a welcome sight to many who visit Ogden, whether for a coffee on a cold wet day or an ice cream to finish a walk in the height of summer. It is staffed solely by volunteers who try their hardest to open every day of the week. We could not operate the centre without these volunteers and would like to thank them for their efforts, perhaps next time you are passing you might like to pop in and say thanks too!

Also see the latest: 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.

new orienteering post


Page updated March 10, 2022  


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.