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Harrold-Odell Country Park

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Lovely Area

We walked here with a group of friends in November on a lovely sunny day it is a beautiful country... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Northampton, United Kingdom
via mobile
Nice way to spend a few hours....

Popped down for a nice quiet walk, a few parking spaces and a £1 donation to stop. Had a leisurely... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Phil C C
Rushden, United Kingdom
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  • Poor2%
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“round the lake”(19 reviews)
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Carlton Road | Harrold, Bedford MK43 7DS, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We walked here with a group of friends in November on a lovely sunny day it is a beautiful country park with well maintained pathways and lovely views with lots of water and of course plenty of wildlife. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Popped down for a nice quiet walk, a few parking spaces and a £1 donation to stop. Had a leisurely walk round the lake and river meadow, and then popped into the Dragonfly Cafe for a quick bite to eat. Prices were very reasonable and...More

Thank Phil C C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This used to be such a lovely cafe to visit, friendly staff, good food and service. How sad that this has changed so drastically in such a short time. My son and I visited today, we waited for 10 minutes in a very quiet cafe...More

Thank sammysausages
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Odell Park is lovely for walks, it's a beautiful place, but the cafe leaves a lot to be desired. It's in a nice position but the food is mediocre at best, and the customer service is dreadful. They expect you to wait over half an...More

1  Thank Hollybear55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OK circular walk round a a small lake. Not that much parking space. Small wood adjoining, and lots of space to spread out. Take a plastic sheet as there were a few dogs being walked when we were about. The cafe is also dog friendly,...More

Thank michael m
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We have been visiting the park for many years. Whilst the park itself is a great walk, the cafe has been the victim of a greedy council. That greed has had a serious knock-on for the customer. Since Tea-Zels lost the franchise in 2016, the...More

1  Thank Peter-T-Bedford
Reviewed 30 September 2018

We had not been to walk around the country park for a long time. So we took a picnic and walked all round the lake. We had a really relaxing afternoon at very little cost and a really enjoyable afternoon

Thank Childminderjan
Reviewed 8 September 2018 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 September 2018 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 29 August 2018 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

1  Thank Elizabethhumphrey
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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 .