Harrold-Odell Country Park, Bedford

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  • It is a pleasant walk around the lake and a nice coffee shop after. Their are nice seats and places to stop on the way around. It is ideal for watching wild life, and is a bird sanctuary. There are so...  more »
  • The walk round the lake is lovely and you can extend this by going through Odell village and coming back into the park through the fields. This is a very popular place to walk, both solo, with friends...  more »
  • Brilliant place for dog walking great big meadow where you can let your dog of the lead knowing its safe.  more »
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  • Lovely scenic place with massive open grounds and lakes. Took family and friends for a picnic and we had an awesome time. We enjoyed the walks, played football and the kids had a fab time on both playgrounds. Free parking and ice cream van available.
  • Lovely walk in the sunshine around the lake then a light lunch at Dragonfly cafe. Food and service excellent. Fab menu choices at very good prices...highly recommend.
  • Bring back Tea-Zels I have been quite a few times as I walk my dogs there , Even though all I order is a Tea & Maybe a Baguette the service has been ever so slow & the quality is not what it was .The place has been nowhere near as busy as it used to be !! since the take-over & on quite a few occasions my first choice has been unavailable . I have seen several groups get up & leave as orders have been Mislaid or forgotten . They keep saying that they are short-staffed which never previously seemed to be an issue but to be fair I think the prices are generally a little lower than when it was Tea-Zels but from talking to many people the quality of the cakes , coffee & other food has dropped somewhat. The Manageress is Local from Harrold but unlike before it's not her business so is limited in what she can & can't control . Not a patch on what it used to be which is a shame . The Borough council have done the local community a huge dis-service by allowing this catering company to take=over & ruin what was an exceptional local business .
  • Lovely walks including riverside & lakeside. Good paths for most of the routes. Well maintained. Free parking. Scenic. Great little place to stop and have a coffee and cake or light bite to eat afterwards with very friendly hostesses (table service). Great place to walk the dog or have a picnic.
  • Had a great walk around the park (was just the right distance for the little ones to walk) and explored the nature reserves before stopping at the play area and having coffee/ice cream. Nice to see parking was a £1 donation, rather than a "pay & display"

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