Harrold Odell Country Park
This park has two pretty lakes set in 144 acres of country park. It is located between Bedford and Northampton on the River Great Ouse near the villages of Harrold and Odell in Bedfordshire. You will find river meadows, a nature reserve, two picturesque lakes and a range of managed habitats. There is also free parking and refreshments in the Tea-Zels Cafe.
There are a number of well maintained walking paths around the lakes and through the nature reserve while cycling is permitted along the lakeside bridleway. The North Bedfordshire Heritage Trail also runs through the park so there is scope for continuing your walk if you have time.
PostcodeMK43 7DS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Harrold Odell Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Harrold Odell Country Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Harrold Odell Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Harrold Odell Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The park is a nice place for a dog walk although they are not permitted in the Nature Reserve in order to prevent disturbance to the wildlife.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head south from the park and you can visit the lovely village of Turvey. Here you can try the Turvey Circular Walk which uses part of the Milton Keynes Boundary Walk to explore the area around the historic village. The picturesque village includes a medieval bridge, a 17th century abbey and views of the River Great Ouse.
Just to the south east you can pick up the circular Stevington Country Walk. This uses sections of the John Bunyan Trail and the Ouse Valley Way to visit the restored Stevington Windmill and the villages of Oakley and Pavenham.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Bedfordshire Walks page.