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Harrold-Odell Country Park

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

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Pleasant walk

If you're looking for a pleasant walk around a (man made) lake this a lovely place to do it. Parking is free or suggested £1 donation so it doesn't have to visit either. Good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you're looking for a pleasant walk around a (man made) lake this a lovely place to do it. Parking is free or suggested £1 donation so it doesn't have to visit either. Good quality breakfasts available at the tea rooms with open access to the toilet facilities for all walkers, eating or not

Thank mikebrownnz
Bedford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Home made soup of the day was tasty and satisfying. Sat outside enjoying the view and pleasant surroundings. All rounded off wit tea & fresh cake. Always busy at lunch time but service was fast and friendly.

Thank Mick V
Northampton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came for a stroll around this lovely park as we often do. Plenty of parking available (£1donation suggested good value). Great tea room on site which does get very busy so come early, so as not to be disappointed. The park has everything on offer the views, wildlife and the fantastic flora & fauna (All year round) So if have... More 

Thank Alan T
Rushden, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Two of us enjoyed an autumn stroll round this delightful country park. We started our walk, but rain stopped play just after the children's play area, so we legged it to take shelter at the pub in Odell, just a short step into the village. Soaking averted we carried on walking round the lake, also taking in the nature walk.... More 

Thank jfjackson
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100 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have watched this park develop over the last thirty years and it just continues to improve. The locals love it and often post photos of the park during different seasons and times of day on the Harrold Facebook page. It is a flat, peaceful and interesting walk around the lakes and is accessible to wheel chair users. The car... More 

Thank K3ntishmaid
Bedford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although this was a lovely park it was very hard to push a manual wheelchair around the area. The duck food was a nice idea but the ducks were not interested! We had an ice cream and sat a while to watch the world go by. Sadly due to the above it is unlikely we will visit again.

Thank jangalway
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had decided to vist the park for a picnic, we had been before and found it very pleaseant with good views and facilities. There were dogs about the place but the policy of the Park was that they should be on a lead or in control. Nether turmed out to be true. During our brief visit we saw 22... More 

Thank Chris C
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to go to get fresh air and have a walk. Lots of nature to spot and there are plenty of hints of what to look out for. There's a park for little ones which was a bit hit for ours. Looking forward to visiting again

Thank Nicola M
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

now this is special , walk round the park through lovely tree line lanes or use the play area for the kids or even just have a splendid meal in their cafe, and cake if you have room as their sandwiches are wholesome, or just try a soup and roll or their daily special.

Thank malcolmcrosshills
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Saw the weather forecast for the day was going to be one of the hottest September days on record so booked a day off work to spend with my dear old 82 year old mum. Now what to do? Googled country parks and decided on Harold Country Park. Could not have chosen better. A lovely park with a large open... More 

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