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Harrold-Odell Country Park

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We had not been to walk around the country park for a long time. So we took a picnic and walked all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bedford, United Kingdom
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 8 September 2018
Bedford, United Kingdom
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Carlton Road | Harrold, Bedford MK43 7DS, England
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Reviewed 4 days 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 6 days 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 28 August 2018 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 27 August 2018 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.

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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 .
18 September 2016|
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Response from jangalway | Reviewed this property |
I would say NO. It was hard to push a wheelchair
23 August 2016|
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Response from Jilly756 | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea either but they seem very accommodating and I have also seen people with a camping stove but near the water.