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“A Good Country Walk” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Harrold-Odell Country Park

Harrold-Odell Country Park
Carlton Road | Harrold, Bedford MK43 7DS, England
01234 720016
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Ranked #5 of 50 things to do in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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“A Good Country Walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

This has a very pleasant walk around a lake of about 1 mile.There are longer trails available and you can combine trails for variety.Quite a lot of birdlife and a list of recent sightings is posted by the café.The café is also very good with homemade soups,cakes and sandwiches.Also good for a stop on the walk is if you divert into the village of Odell for a pub lunch at The Bell pub.

Visited August 2013
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“Harrold-Odell Country Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We visit this park quite regularly, my 3 (rising4) yr old loves it. There's a walk around the lake of just over a mile, suitable for bikes and buggies and you can do longer walks as well (there's a round of about 5 miles via Chellington church). You can buy duck food (they ask not to give bread, it's not healthy for wild birds) and she always enjoys feeding the birds. The cafe is nice for cakes/lunches but closes quite early (4.30 I think). There is a climbing frame near the cafe (ladders, platforms, slides, climbing wall etc) which is always popular and a playground at the Odell end which she always likes even though it is really for older children. There is also a ramp in the woods near the cafe for bikes/skateboards etc, for older kids. There is nearly always an ice cream van in the car park near the cafe, and decent loos. It's a very easy place to take a young child.

Visited August 2013
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“Child friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Didn't have any preconceived ideas as to what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. A lovely cafe at the entrance of the park selling very nice cakes etc. Plenty of picnic tables if you'd rather bring a picnic. Slides and climbing frames for kiddies together with a small skate park. Ducks and swans on a large lake and plenty of dragonflies, unusual flowers and of course trees. Will certainly return.

Visited July 2013
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“Good place for a walk with/without families”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Not dramatic but pleasant walk around water. Good surface for bikes too.
Excellent café for lunch/drink/snack and often an ice cream van too.

Visited April 2013
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“out and about”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

lovely park to take a nice relaxing walk around on a nice summers day and a nice café to have a cup of tea and piece cake

Visited June 2013
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