Circular Walk around Odell Great Wood

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Odell is a pretty little village set in the heart of the North Bedfordshire countryside and is akin to visiting the Cotswolds without the crowds! There are thatched cottages, a 15th Century Anglican church (All Saints) and a lovely thatched village pub, The Bell. The village is on the edge of the Harrold / Odell Country Park and is lovely walking country with gently rolling hills.

Odell Great Wood is an ancient woodland and a Site of Special Scientific Interest that abounds with primroses and bluebells in the spring. There are muntjak deer living in the wood but they are easily frightened by noise. Keep an eye on the sky and you may see buzzards and red kites overhead.

This is a circular walk starting and finishing at The Bell public house adjacent to the village green in Odell and taking you through Odell Great Wood. The walk is on public footpaths, bridleways and green lanes. Traffic is prohibited on the green lanes from October to April. During wet weather parts of Odell Great Wood and the green lanes can be very muddy.

England - Central England - Bedfordshire - Countryside

25/09/2013 - Richard Moisey

Enjoyable walk completed in unseasonably good weather in September. Note: At point 8, 'keeping the fence on your right', the fence is long gone. Suggest instead follow line of power cable to right of the wooden house then turn right before hedge at top of ridge.

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