Ivel Valley Walkers - Harrold Country Park and Odell Great Wood


This short walk gives plenty of opportunities for discovering the wildlife, flora and fauna at the Country Park and in Odell Great Wood which is carpeted with bluebells and primroses in springtime.

How To Get There By Passenger Transport

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How To Get There By Car

Harrold Country Park can be reached by following the signs to Harrold from the A428 ( Bedford to Northampton road ) or A6 (Bedford to Rushden road).

There is a car park at Harrold Country Park.

Start/Finish Point

The walk start and finishes at the main entrance to Harrold Country Park.

Access and General Information

Length: 4 miles (6.4 km)


Access Information:

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Route Description

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This walk was first published by Ivel Valley Walkers in 2010 in their book ‘Favourite Walks in and around Bedfordshire’. The book was published to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this Ramblers Group. IVG has over 300 members and offer a varied programme of more than 200 guided walks each year. These are open to all, although membership of the Ramblers is encouraged for regular walkers. Further details of the Group can be obtained from the web page: www.ivelvalleywalkers.co.uk