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Harrold-Odell Country Park

Closed Now: 09:00 - 16:00
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a breath of fresh air

I was taken to this park by a friend. It is a lovely natural park. We spent a couple of hours... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mike L
Bedford, United Kingdom
Lovely place

This is such a lovely park to visit and walk around. I love the attention to detail and the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Catherine R
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Carlton Road | Harrold, Bedford MK43 7DS, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I was taken to this park by a friend. It is a lovely natural park. We spent a couple of hours walking around the lake and outlying area. There is a great cafe , plenty of places for picnics, and it is very peaceful. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mike L
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is such a lovely park to visit and walk around. I love the attention to detail and the personal touches throughout the walk around the park. We also had lunch here and I have to agree with previous reviews in that the café isn't...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Catherine R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This morning I popped into the cafe for a coffee about a month after my last visit. . I immediately noticed how the staff and the premises looked clean. All the staff were very polite and keen to give an excellent service. Even though some...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rosemary D
Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mrba2015
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Phil C C
Reviewed 29 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sammysausages
Reviewed 14 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Hollybear55
Reviewed 12 October 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2018
2  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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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 .