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Priory Country Park

Priory Country Park, Barkers Ln, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 9DJ
01234 718012
Average time spent - 1 hours
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Things to do at Priory Country Park review

Priory Country Park is a park located in the Newnham area of Bedford in Bedfordshire. The park was officially opened in 1986 and it was established after gravel extraction ended in 1977. It is now a 360-acre green space made up of lakes, meadows and woodland.

There are habitats from meadows to reed beds, quiet walks for all, fishing, boating, play areas and bird hides. It is one of five Bedford Borough Council managed parks that have been awarded a Green Flag. The Green Flag scheme recognises quality parks and spaces around the world.

Fishing at the park is restricted and you will need a current Environment Agency rod licence. In some areas, you must also purchase a permit from Bedford Borough Council. There are three walking trails around the park. There are downloadable leaflets on their website for each of these. There is a red, green and blue trail of differing lengths. The cafe benefits from views across the lake and includes a large area of elevated decking outside.

The watersports on the lake are run by Viking Kayak Club. They are a club for canoeists and kayakers of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

Covid 19 – Please check the website or social media of an attraction before visiting. Many places may be open differently and some remain closed. Reviews do not mention all of these changes or possible price changes. Most places still require you to pre-book online in advance.

FAQ and Further Information Priory Country Park

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.

What are the main things to do?

Country Park with fishing, play areas, bird watching, water sports and walking trails. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*FREE
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE – the park is free to visit.

Is there parking?

There is free parking.

When are they open?

The park is open all year round, some facilities are seasonal. For up to date opening times please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome, they may be restricted in some areas.

Are they accessible?

No information has been provided.

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