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Harrold-Odell Country Park

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Address: Carlton Road | Harrold, Bedford MK43 7DS, England
Phone Number: 01234 720016
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Lovely oasis of calm

Have always loved a walk around the lake here-when the children were young it seemed longer! A lovely walk in any season and suitable for all.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
CarolynB788
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Have always loved a walk around the lake here-when the children were young it seemed longer! A lovely walk in any season and suitable for all.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This reclaimed gravel pit is of national importance for its migratory bird population. The site is well managed (the Ranger and groups of volunteers are often to be seen) but not so manicured that the country feel is lost. There is a play area for kids and a skateboard park. And don't forget to drop by the excellent café.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We have visited the park many times over the years. There are always many birds to watch which varies with the time of year. Plenty of places to sit and watch birds and a designated bird hide too. You also have access to a woodland walk and access to the river. The path round the lake is flat and therefore... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great country park for lovely walks walk round the lake and half way go to Odell village for a cool drink at The Bell

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Very pleasant place for a quiet stroll in the countryside. Good paths on the main trails or roam by the river or in the nature areas. And a very handy café serving a good variety of food and drink.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

(This review is for the country park only and not for the cafe which we did not use) We paid our first visit to the country park this month and what a revelation ! The variation in wildlife is amazing. We timed it right for the blue dragonfly season and the large numbers of them were stunning. This gets my... More 

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Bedford
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The food, drink and service at this cafe is very good but also consistently very good. I have become a regular visitor because apart from the great setting, all year round,;the opportunity to have a walk round the lake to work up an appetite or after your meal to walk it off; the comfortable indoor seating or great outdoor seating,... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

lovely place to walk the dogs or exercise the children, and the café does wonderful cakes. Paths all the way round make it excellent for the disable or those with poor mobility.

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northants
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Nice and clean, plenty of parking, nice for summer evening walk and an ice cream, clean play area, plenty of wildlife.

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Bedford , England
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27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I really love going here ; the home cooked food and amazing surroundings make it one of the best places to eat in Bedfordshire. I particularly like their soups . Anyway if you have never been then go you won't be disappointed !

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Additional Information about Harrold-Odell Country Park

Address: Address: Carlton Road | Harrold, Bedford MK43 7DS, England
Phone Number: 01234 720016
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Bedford
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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