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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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Regular country park walk

Regularly walk with different groups of up to 30 people. The park is well maintained and very pretty by the side of the river. Good open paths. The café is excellent with good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sylvia W
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Regularly walk with different groups of up to 30 people. The park is well maintained and very pretty by the side of the river. Good open paths. The café is excellent with good service and very good food, reasonably priced

Thank Sylvia W
Bedford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Harrold-Odell country Park is a traditionally managed woodland and circular lakeside walk which can be enjoyed at any time of the year. There is good parking. It is a good place to watch water-fowl and woodland birds especially for beginners.

Thank MichaelO54
Leeds, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here in a lovely sunny Autumn day we walked round lake on well signposted footpaths and saw lots of swans and ducks visited the cafe and sampled delicious cakes and tea

Thank GMH13860
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51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been in Bedford for over 20 years and regularly came here when we had small children. It was good then but now its great, super walks and wildlife but lots to do for the younger children. Really good country park and lots of evidence the constant improvement is continuing apace.

Thank Andy H
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Good food but a liittle expensive for the location. We were a group of walkers and because there were more than 10 of us, each one was charged 10% extra even though we could not sit together.

Thank Georgina_7
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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250 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The lake has a nice walk around it plus there are plenty of footpaths out to neighbouring villages and the general area. Very nice coffee shop and cafe on site so make sure you end the walk with a snack.

Thank IanandGilly
Royston, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This is a lovely country park with great amenities and pleasant waterside walks. The Cafe does some lovely food and beverages. Good car parking facilities in lovely surroundings.

Thank LeedsLassNewZealand
Bedford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Worth a visit if you like to walk or cycle. Ice cream van cafe on site but like most places in the UK the prices don't match the quality. Take a picnic and spend a few hours chilling out.

Thank sunphish
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Have visited more times than i can count. Beautiful lake/country park for all the family. Walk, feed the ducks, bird watch, use the play/fitness/skateboard equipiment/ picnic or visit the great Tea-zels Cafe. Weather not a real problem as beautiful all times of the year if you dress accordingly. £1 voluntary car park donation should be mandatory and increased.

Thank SharonY133
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Harrold-Odell park is wonderful. It's a place to connect with nature. There's a walking/cycling trail around a beautiful lake, with a couple of hides overlooking the lake, to get a good view of the many bird species there. At the Odell end, there's a great play area for kids. There's an even larger one at the Harrold end, together with... More 

Thank Tim D

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