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Bedfords Park, Romford

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#3 of 11 in Nature in Greater London
Bedfords Park is public open space of 215 acres or approximately 87½ hectares near Havering-atte-Bower in the London Borough of Havering in England. It is one of three large parklands around Havering-atte-Bower; the others are Havering Country Park and Pyrgo Park.
Bedfords Park is a Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation and a local nature reserve. It was awarded a Green Flag Award in 2007 which was maintained at least until 2013. The site is managed by Havering Council and the visitor centre is managed by the Essex Wildlife Trust.
Bedfords Park is situated on a south-facing slope, the top of which is 110 metres above sea level and affords views over east London and across the River Thames to Kent. The highest part of the park is on a ridge capped by a patch of Chalky Boulder Clay and it is this that allows the Round Pond to retain water. The park is made up of mixed parkland and deciduous woods and is much narrower on the ridge while broadening as you move down the slope in a southerly direction.
Vehicular access is gained on the north side of the park from Broxhill Road, while there is pedestrian access from Lower Bedfords Road on the southern edge of the park, and also using a permissive footpath from Orange Tree Hill.
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  • Bedford’s is a lovely park to spend some hours. So much space and loads of places to explore. Great playground for the kids and lots of space surrounding it to have a picnic. The deer enclosure is lov...  more »
  • I have been going to this park over the years It seems to be suspended in time It has a small cafe that is eco friendly but the drinks machine for tea and coffee is awful a good place to take the fami...  more »
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  • Held grandsons 4th Birthday party ... absolutely delightful.....children very well entertained learning about the park and feeding the deer....lots of interaction. Very nice playground children loved it. Plenty parking free.... cafeteria and sales shop lovely staff....
  • This is THE place to walk the dog ! 215 acres they can run around in. Great views across parts of London and Kent on a clear day. A few picnic tables are about the only benefit for visitors until they open the new grown children's mini type assault course. Nothing for the very young children. For a nature reserve of its size it has few attractions for families on a day out. The deer park has some deer but not in the kind of numbers you get to see in some parks a lot smaller than this.
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