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Harrold-Odell Country Park

Address: Carlton Road | Harrold, Bedford MK43 7DS, England
Phone Number: 01234 720016
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Ranked #4 of 14 Attractions in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Type: Parks, Outdoors
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We often visit this quiet nature reserve and it is always a beautiful spot to be! The lakes are large and clean and well populated by a range of birds, including herons and kingfishers. There are several paths around the lakes, many of them are well kept and suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs. Some of the paths are through woods... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Beautiful lake with great walks, ducks, swans etc. lots of dogs walkers and families, you can walk round the whole lake in snout 1/2 hour and it's dutiable for buggies etc. tea shop with nice cakes too.

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Bedford
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We always go here for a walk around the lake. A really peaceful and lovely setting with a very nice coffee in the cafe afterwards. Well maintained and relaxing

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Scot in France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Good cafe called Teazels at the entrance for coffee or snack after a long walk around the lakes at the park

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Excellent for dog walkers , families or just a leisurely walk . Great cafe though could do with opening longer hours especially in the summer . Interest galore from log carving trails , skate park & playground , picnic area , fishing etc

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The location of this place, sells it. However the food is just as good! Gorgeous scrummy homemade cakes, sandwiches and brilliant breakfasts! Defo worth a visit!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I have known this park for many years from having previously lived in Carlton. It is beautiful in all seasons and almost in all weathers. But new to me was the café although I understand it has been there for some time. My wife and I had afternoon tea sitting outside in the warm October sun following our hour and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

lovely family park to relax and spend a few hours. quite, largely unspoilt park with easy access to walks.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is an extremely pleasant, well organised country park. It has two lakes and many carved wooden feature. It has a particularly decent cake and drinks café.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The food here is very good! The service is also great, friendly staff. The location is great near the lake with indoor and outdoor seating areas. I have visited several times which I guess says a lot. The food is slightly overpriced for what it is thats why I have given a 4 rather than 5.

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