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Harrold-Odell Country Park

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A great way to spend an afternoon

Good toys for younger children near the cafe which sells really excellent cake! Other food looked... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bedford, United Kingdom
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Quick pit stop

Whilst out cycling, a friend and I stopped off for a drink. It was beautiful sitting in this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
St Neots, United Kingdom
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“round the lake”(18 reviews)
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Carlton Road | Harrold, Bedford MK43 7DS, England
+44 1234 720016
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good toys for younger children near the cafe which sells really excellent cake! Other food looked delicious too. Spent 30p on seeds for the ducks and grand daughter really loved feeding them - what a great idea. Very pleasant walk around the lake passing toys...More

Thank TheOldFossils
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst out cycling, a friend and I stopped off for a drink. It was beautiful sitting in this peaceful place outside the cafe. Definitely somewhere that I will return to when in the area.

Thank paultheposh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tried here 3 times in the past year with an elderly person with dementia and they never have any food at lunch time and no signs telling customers this. This week we arrived at 2 finally got a table (none were cleared) went to order...More

Thank Elizabethhumphrey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Harrold Country Park is always beautiful no matter what time of year you visit. Various options on walks around lakes, whether it be the big circular walk or via the field for a longer walk. Various carvings to admire along the route, seating and fishing...More

Thank 1MysticTopaz1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This country park is very nicely arranged around a lake and is mainly shaded along its walks. Lots of seating areas to look and take pictures. Good for dog walkers too. Nice cafe to finish off with too. Absolutely delightful

Thank stevegordon54
Reviewed 9 August 2018

take a walk round the lake about an hour, loads of wildlife, they have chainsaw cut some carvings of animals on some old stumps they make it interesting for kids, a cafe is available.

Thank BruceBedford
Reviewed 9 July 2018

What a beautiful park, lovely views across the lake, for the fit folks lots of lovely walks. The Dragonly fly restaurant was excellent, lovely cream tea for £3.50. Try the keep fit apparatus, great fun!

Thank Rosemary J
Reviewed 25 June 2018

After Sunday Roast at Bells we walked down the lane to the park with our two pups. Nice gentle walk around the lake with the swans and their babies, ducks and birds. Fairly busy but very enjoyable. There is a parking lot with lots of...More

Thank Beverly B
Reviewed 23 June 2018

We found this place by accident, picking it from our map book(yes people do still use them)! as we were out for an afternoon drive. It's situated near to Santa Pod Raceway and the day we visited racing was on and it was rather loud,...More

Thank Thecatsmum4
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

I live about 30 miles from this park and once a month have visited mainly because my mother in in care locally and she loves this place. Seeing some of the comments on here today whilst having a loverly cup of Lavazza Coffee and home...More

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lesley o
9 August 2017|
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Response from Peter L | Reviewed this property |
I've not seen any Kingfishers there but I have seen one at Mill Meadow in Bedford - that's the bit of the Great Ouse behind Cardington Road east of The Park Hotel.
2 June 2017|
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Response from Peter L | Reviewed this property |
Simple answer, no, AFAIK they lock the barrier at the road entrance to stop "travellers" setting up camp.
18 September 2016|
Response from Barbara B | Reviewed this property |
I have seen powered scooters regularly in the park. The paths around the lake are not laid to cement, but paths are there. There may be a bit of vibration . It i a lovely place to go .