The disused and flooded Felmersham Gravel Pits are managed as a nature reserve and provide a protected area for varieties of flora and fauna. It is an important bird sanctuary, both as a breeding site and for birds on migration. It has a good population of dragonflies, too.
The “felmersham.net” website has a page with a map.
Priory Country Park is an established green area of around 360 acres made up of lakes, meadows and woodland, partially enclosed within a bend in the river Great Ouse.
It is managed, for the benefit of both wildlife and visitors, by Bedford Borough Council.
Rushmere Country Park includes the former Stockgrove Country Park. It is jointly owned by the Greensand Trust and Central Bedfordshire Council. It is managed by the Greensand Trust. There are two entrances, each with a visitor centre and car parking.
There are a variety or habitats including lakes, ancient woodland, conifer plantations, meadows and heath.
Harrold-Odell Country Park offers lakes, a river, meadows and woodland with trails and activities in North Bedfordshire.
Run by the Marston Vale Trust, Millennium Country Park at Marston Moretaine is a 225 hectares area of woodland, grassland and wetlands to explore. There’s a great café for some refreshment, too.