Harrold - Odell Country Park and Odell Great Wood Walk


This four mile walk offers great opportunities to observe the wildlife, flora and fauna in the country park and wood.

How To Get There By Passenger Transport

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How To Get There By Car

The route can be reached by following the signs to Harrold from the A428 (Bedford to Northampton road) or the A6 (Bedford to Rushden road).
The main car park is at Harrold-Odell Country Park situated to the north of the River Great Ouse, between Harrold and Odell on the Harrold to Carlton Road.

Start/Finish Point

Harrold-Odell Country Park car park is the suggested starting point.

Access and General Information

Distance: 4 miles / 6.4 km
Time:  2 hours 

Access Information:

Pending Update

There are toilet facilities and refreshments available at the country park during the opening times displayed. Harrold and Odell both have public houses that serve good food.

Route Description

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Tips For Enjoying Your Walk

Parts of the walk can become muddy especially after heavy rain, so strong waterproof footwear is recommended. Take care where conditions are rough and do let someone know where you are going. Please be aware that much of the walk is unsuitable for wheelchairs and difficult for pushchairs.


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 http://www.ivelvalleywalkers.co.uk.