Jul 13, 2013 · 11:00 AM
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i will be doing this walk anyway so just thought i would post it incase anyone fancies tagging along.
Starting from the well-known beauty spot of Ogden Water, Set high in the Pennine hills lies Ogden Water. Ogden is a Country Park and Local Nature reserve set around a 34 acre reservoir that has been supplying the people of Halifax with a clean supply of drinking water for well over one hundred and fifty years. Ogden has a small car park, picnic areas, a visitor centre that is open at weekends. It has a small shop and serves 'vending machine' hot drinks and also ice-creams and confectionery. The shop sells pictures, photographs, and souvenirs, and of course public toilets.
The route: We follow a path along the stream and out into open moorland with spectacular views across Ovenden Moor to Ovenden Moor wind farm (please note dogs are welcome but have to be kept on leads at all time across the moors, we take a left and head down to the pretty little bridge (where we will have a lunch stop for anyone who wants to bring food) and up some steps below the wind farm upto the Withens pub, once the highest inn in West Yorkshire (sadly no longer open), there are great views towards Oxenhope and Haworth (of Brontë sisters fame) in the Worth Valley.
we then head down to join part of the calderdale way that leads us past the golf course and back up to ogden waters
Distance: 5 miles
Typical duration: 3 hours
Height gain: 190m
Starting point: Ogden Water car park 11:00 am
The Causeway Foot Inn, 300 metres from the car park, serves quality traditional food and ales. It's also very dog-friendly.
Ogden Water is just off the Halifax-to-Keighley road (A629), about four miles north of Halifax or two miles south of Denholme. Turn off the A629 at the Causeway Foot Inn, which marks the end of Ogden Lane (brown signs for Ogden Water). There is good parking (50p all day 8:00 am-8:00 pm).
By public transport
The 502 and 504 buses go from Halifax to Ogden Water. There are buses from Bradford to Denholme (696 and 697), where you can connect with the 502/504.