Ogden Water Local Nature Reserve offers tranquil walks, nature activities, ducks to feed and plenty of places to picnic.
The 34 acre reservoir is owned by Yorkshire Water, and boasts many woodland trails and waterside paths to explore, including 1 1/4 miles of wheelchair accessible pathway around the reservoir and through sections of the woodlands.
Cycling is not allowed anywhere on the Ogden Water estate, and no fishing is allowed within the reservoir.
The visitor centre is open 10.30am-3.15pm, and sells hot drinks, snacks, and duck food to feed the wildfowl. There is often an ice cream van in the car park – a great reward for all that walking!
OGDEN WATCH GROUP: Do you like bugs, beasties, trees, wildflowers, exploring, discovering, finding out and learning? Why not join the Ogden Water Wildlife Group. Open to families with children aged 3 to 14, we meet once a month at the Ogden Water Countryside Centre. Over the past few years we have made shelters, bird boxes, bat boxes, candles and kites. For information, phone 07769 954956.