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Ogden Water events 2017

Ogden Water Practical Days:;
Tuesday 25th April
Tuesday 16th May
Tuesday 20th June
Tuesday 25th July
Tuesday 19th September
There is always a job or two to do and so we need some help to look after and enhance Ogden Water for visitors and wildlife. Meet Chris Sutcliffe at Ogden Water to help with ongoing management and new projects on the nature reserve.
Session runs 09.45 – 15.00, but if you can only stay half a day that is fine!.
Please contact 0776 995 4956 for more details
Lunch required. Sorry no dogs.

Keighley Road Surgery Health Walks to Ogden Water:
Meet Dennis Bootland and Christine Crompton at 10.00 outside Illingworth Moor Methodist Church for a 4.5-5.5 mile walk to Ogden Water. For more information, please ring 0740 399 2642.
Friday 12th May
Friday 19th May
Friday 9th June
Friday 23rd June
Friday 30th June
Friday 14th July
Friday 21st July
Friday 4th August
Friday 18th August
Friday 25th August
Friday 1st September
Friday 8th September
Friday 15th September
Friday 22nd September
Friday 29th September

Sunday 9th April
Three Moors
Meet Caroline Spalding from Calderdale Ramblers (tel. 01484 653025, mob. 0743 596 7499) at 10:00 in Ogden Water car park, HX2 8XZ, GR SE066309 for an 11 miles medium to hard grade walk.  Remember to bring lunch.
Non-members welcome.
Check with leader if you’d like to bring your dog.

Sunday 18th June
Willow Hen/Cockerel Sculpture Course
Come to Ogden Water to spend a day with Joevanka Gregory from Creative with Nature learning how to weave with willow. Over the day learn simple willow sculpture techniques & weave your own hen/cockerel to take home with you. Ideal for the garden and suitable for beginners to make.  Course runs from 10.00 -16.00, cost £60 + £10 materials. Booking essential (deposit required)  

Wednesday 2nd August
Woodland Art
Come to Ogden Water and spend a half day with Julie Swift and local artist Marguerita Evans creating some artwork inspired by nature. Sessions Morning or afternoon sessions available.
 £3.80 charge (£2.80 for Passport to Leisure holders)
Booking essential -
Sorry no dogs

Thursday 17th August
Flour, Flat Bread and Fire
Join Julie Swift and Robin Dalton at Ogden Water and learn how to make flat bread to cook over an open fire in the woodland. Bring a sandwich filling and enjoy your homemade bread for lunch.
Children welcome but must be closely supervised by a responsible adult! 
11.00 – 14.00.  £3.80 (£2.80 Passport to Leisure holders) charge per person).
N.B.This event is suitable for adults as well as family groups.
Booking essential (limited numbers) – visit
Sorry no dogs

Tuesday  22nd August
Elves and Fairies
Come along to Ogden Water to use natural materials to make elves and fairies.
Morning & afternoon session available.
Booking essential (limited numbers) – visit . £3.80 charge (£2.80 for Passport to Leisure holders).
Sorry no dogs

Saturday 30th September
Willow Bird Feeders
Weave a variety of different feeders made from willow suitable for garden birds, families welcome, contact Joe Gregory for more information or to book on 07588944166 or go to the website. Event to be held at Ogden Water Nature Reserve, Halifax, HX2 8YA. £25 charge. Event runs from 13.00 – 15.00.
Sorry no dogs

  • Dress appropriately for the activity.   Walkers need boots, warm clothing and waterproofs, except for in summer when, boots/stout shoes and waterproofs should suffice.
  • Jeans are unsuitable for walking unless you bring waterproofs.
  • No booking is required unless stated in the programme.
  • We would prefer you to leave your dog at home. If you do bring it please keep it on a lead at all times.   Please note that Open Access land may have restrictions on dogs at certain times of the year, which may not be in force at the time of going to press. Please also note that some landowners have banned dogs from Open Access land permanently (for example Walshaw Dean Estate and Manshead Hill). Where dogs are allowed on Access land, they must be kept on a lead at all times.   If in doubt, please leave your pet at home for the walk.  
  • No unaccompanied children under 16.
  • Check bus times for 'bus walks' and bring change for the fare.
  • The pace of our walks is relatively slow.   If anyone gets ahead of the leader then we will assume that they have left the walk.
  • Walks are circular unless otherwise stated.
  • We would prefer it if you refrained from smoking whilst attending countryside walks and activities.

                 Page updated March 6, 2017