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A grade 2 walk, ogden waters, ovenden moors (south section)

  • 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

Classification: Easy

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.

By car
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.

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  • Diane T.

    Excellent walk, with some very very nice company, thank you !!!

    July 14, 2013

  • Imelda

    Great walk Gareth, I hadn't realized it would be so nice up there. Would be a walk I 'd glady do again. Was lovely to be with such great company- thank you to all.

    1 · July 14, 2013

  • sarah g.

    A lovely walk in the sunshine with amazing views, scary wind turbines and great company! Thanks Gareth! :)

    1 · July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a marvellous day we had, the views were spellbinding, company was fabulous as always, we managed to do 7.3 miles as we did the south and the north section combined so well done everyone you all did fantastic, ended at the pub with a great bunch of people for a natter, all in all a perfect day. Thanks everyone.

    1 · July 13, 2013

  • Kevin

    Hi every one I'm late because of the bus just I need to let you know if I'll be there about half an hour late then is ok? I've already gaven
    a notify to Gareth but I'm not sure he got it.

    July 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      sorry we missed you hamid we did wait 15 mins, your message did not come through till about 12:15 so we were well on our way by then

      July 13, 2013

  • Darren

    Well happy to confirm it was more than 5 miles, more than 7 even. was a highly enjoyable first walk, thankyou

    July 13, 2013

  • Nav S.

    Sorry for late notice: can not attend this walk for what would have been my first event with this meetUp group. Apologies due to unforseen circs this morning. All the best to the walkers today. Work on the sun tan !! :-) . Nav Singh

    July 13, 2013

  • Ann B.

    Sorry can't make it, still finishing off moving house. For my own sanity I'm still hoping to do Judy Woods on Sunday....

    July 13, 2013

  • Stuart

    If you think that's it's going to be hot there, then we will be strugling on the 3 peaks

    July 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi everyone, sorry but I'm not going to make it today, not feeling too good - probably had too much sun (and wine!). Have a fab day.

      July 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    ***PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make sure you bring loads of water with you tomorrow, the weather forcast is SCORCHIO!!! and lather yourselves in suncream***

    July 12, 2013

  • Kevin

    Hi I'm in Bradford I'm not sure how can I get Ogden Water so does anyone could tel me how get there by bus? I think maybe first go to Halifax then change the bus to go there?

    July 12, 2013

    • Nav S.

      Hi Hamid.

      July 12, 2013

    • Nav S.

      Oops: pressed composed before finished composing last message. Re your question on suggested bus route. Other than going via Halifax, it is much quicker to take the 697 from Brad Interchange and get off at the final stop at the end of Thornton road; then it's approx a 15 min walk to Ogden waters. Check google map. But for a seamless bus journey then via Halifax is the option. But time wise, 697 much quicker; it's a 20 min bus journey to the the relevant stop.

      July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Apologies. Something has cropped up. I have chance to go away for the Weekend. :) K8

    July 12, 2013

  • Sharon j.

    sorry i can't make it as sean's got a bad leg so limited to a small walk. looks fab! i'm sorry to miss this one. Have a great day. x x

    July 11, 2013

  • Darren

    Morning, I`m a newbie to your group this May be 1st walk, least weather will be good, do I need to bring anything apart from walking legs and probably water ?

    July 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      hi darren, if the weather is anything like when we did the recce you will need plenty of water, were setting off at 11:00 so if you want to bring a snack thats up to you as we will stop under the wind farm for a break, all the little streams and boggy areas were dried up so you could get away with trainers if you dont have walking boots, other than that its just £1 for the walk and if your wanting to stop in the little cafe you will need a few more pounds, dont know if anyone is going to the pub after the cafe

      July 12, 2013

  • Imelda

    Hi,You've sold it to me with news of the tea room.

    July 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      :) will be good to see you imelda, its the home made scone i want, the question is will there be clotted cream and strawberry jam... drools

      July 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    is anyone passing the wibsey area by car who could possibly give me a lift?

    July 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    ***UPDATE*** did the recce today with stuart, and am I glad we did!!! Two of the marked footpaths no longer exist so I will be altering the route a little on the day so you don’t have to walk across the fields we did today. Also we are going to do the route in reverse on the day so the two climbs will be down hill rather than uphill. Other than that it’s a beautiful route full of fantastic views, please bring lots of water with you on the day, also we found a little tea room at the end that do tea and home made cakes and scones so at the end or before the start anyone can have a cuppa and a cake.

    July 9, 2013

    • Stuart

      It was a fantastic walk, but we were struggling in the heat. Must have been over 26℃.

      July 9, 2013

  • cathy

    Sounds lovely, but I think Lou Lou would be hard work across the moors on a lead so I'll give it a miss this time.

    July 9, 2013

  • Sharon j.

    I'm looking forward to this walk it looks lovely. x x

    July 8, 2013

  • Stuart

    Sorry, 3 peaks again!! Have fun

    July 4, 2013

  • lorraine m.

    Realy sorry cant come this day as got other commitments, c u at next one.

    July 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      in that case it will be you we gossip about LOL

      July 2, 2013

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