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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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A lovely park with plenty of space for all.

This is a wonderful open space with plenty of room for dog walking around the lake and an excellent cafe for a meal or snack at the end of your walk.We always enjoy our visits and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
flossy441
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful open space with plenty of room for dog walking around the lake and an excellent cafe for a meal or snack at the end of your walk.We always enjoy our visits and take a picnic, sit by the water and watch the wildlife.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful park with lots of walks. Great for pushchairs and there's lots of wild life to see. Lots of Parking. The café is excellent with a great menu and the cakes are excellent ! lovely day out !

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Thank KerryVenn2015
Northampton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As country parks go this is about average but with a very good café. Plenty of walks around the lake/s on gravel paths. Large area for children to play ball games etc., in and a small but reasonable playground. Car parking is plentiful and costs only 1 pound for the day. The café is very good, serving a wide range... More 

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Thank Anthony R
Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It may be small, but the nature park is superbly managed. This is clearly evident in the wide spectrum of both fauna and wildlife. Plenty of areas to relax, and some beautiful wood carvings are dotted around the park. Sadly I believe the artist is deceased. A sense of order pervades this refuge, and that is generally reflected in how... More 

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Thank Barry T
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46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Harrold County Park is lovely. The scenery is magnificent, with a brilliant route for walkers around the edge of the vast lake. There's plenty of wildlife on offer, and the park is ideal for dog walkers and those looking to exercise. The cafe is just brilliant, too. We love the food on offer, and the service is usually exceptional. We'd... More 

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Thank jdr1993
Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hot sunny day = fun at Harrold-Odell park Overflow car park needed to be used - this is about half a mile around the water a short distance away from the cafe. There's some great walks here for all ages - a gravelly track around the main water and then some more overgrown tracks around the nature reserve which my... More 

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Thank Pelstar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a lovely hot August day so decided to take a walk around the lake. Lovely lake with lots of swans and birds on the water. Loads of people around walking dogs pushing prams. There's and ice cream van and a lovely cafe there if you get peckish. Also in the park is a skate park and an outdoor gym.

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Thank Clair E
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely clean and well kept park, great place to walk your dog, however, the most unfriendly dog walkers I have encountered. All dogs were on leads and were not encouraged to socialise at all. In fact, some owners appeared horrified that my naturally friendly dog wanted to greet their dogs and the owners did not even nod a greeting. Thankfully... More 

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Thank Jeannie2908
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70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the £1 car parking, which is an optional donation but goes towards the upkeep of the park..there are two children's play area's, good walks for the dogs and a fab little cafe..Nicest small park we have round here in fact we like it so much we drive 35mins to get here...

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Thank VCC1978
Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a toddler and 2 older children here for 3-4 hours. It's a very well kept park and was very busy quite early. The cafe served some lovely looking food and the other facilities were also good. The children's play area is adequate but not as good as many of our other local parks. The children still enjoyed playing... More 

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