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 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 Closed!
Due to the current situation, and in line with Yorkshire Water policy, Ogden Water is now closed. Car parks are locked and will not open again until the situation improves.
The trails around the waterside and through the woodlands are also locked. Access will not be permitted to site. Please do not come here to walk, stay at home as directed, walk only local to home (if needed) and help prevent the spread of Covid-19/Coronavirus. There are plenty of walks to be had within close proximity of all homes.
Our safety wardens, community wardens and traffic wardens along with the police will be monitoring the situation on Ogden Lane and will ticket cars accordingly if parked here.
The sooner we get through this by staying at home, one local walk a day (if needed) and shopping only for food/medical supplies, the sooner we will be open. We all want this to be over and all have the power to make it happen.
Thousands of trees being planted above the golf course and up towards the Withens.
This photo, believed to be from the Courier, was found by John Wharton, who used to live in Ogden.
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!
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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.
March 25, 2020
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.