Local Area - Travel and Transport

Bus Transport

Details and timetables of buses serving Harrold can be accessed via the Borough Council website.  Harrold is served by routes 25 and 26.

Rail Transport

Nearby train stations are Bedford, Wellingborough and Milton Keynes.

The Thameslink service runs from Bedford to Luton, Gatwick, Brighton and other intermediate stations.
East Midlands trains travel through Bedford and Wellingborough from London St Pancras and onwards to Leicester, Nottingham, Derby, Sheffield, Leeds, Lincoln and other stations.
Silverlink trains run between Bedford and Bletchley

Taxi Services

For taxi services see the Business Directory – Vehicles, Transport and Travel section.

The Villager Minibus

The Villager Minibus was launched in September 1987 to provide Community Transport in the villages of North Bedfordshire and is based at Sharnbrook Upper School. It runs schedule services to Sainsburys, Olney Market, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Peterborough, St. Ives, Cambridge, Wellingborough and Rushden.
The service is run by volunteers but has the support of Bedford Borough Council and local Parish Councils.   The bus is also avaialble to hire to any groups holding a section 19 permit.

Road Transport

Harrold lies 9 miles north west of Bedford and a similar distance south of Wellingborough* and Rushden. Both Milton Keynes* and Northampton* are just 15 miles away (mainline rail services to London are marked by *). Harrold is within easy reach of the M1 Southbound (both Junctions 14 and 13) or Northbound via Northampton or Kettering and A14.  East –West routes are good through the A45, A428 and  the A14, the main route to the East coast.

From the North & North-West: Leave the M6 or M1 at J19 and head east along the A14 towards Kettering and exit at J onto the A6 southbound. By-pass Irthlingborough and Rushden, following signs to Bedford. 5 miles south of Rushden,  turn off the A6 by turning right at the roundabout to Sharnbrook. Go through the village and follow the signpost left to Odell  and then to Harrold (a left-hand turn after Little Odell).

From the South: Leave the M1 at J14 and take the A509 towards (but not to) Newport Pagnell  which is then by-passed  by the A509 and signposted to Wellingborough. Pass through the delightful town of Olney and continue on the A509 for further couple of miles to the Warrington Roundabout with the A428. Turn right here and proceed through the village of Lavendon. Towards the end of the village turn left onto Harrold Road . You then have three miles to reach your destination..

From the East: Leave the A14 at Cambridge onto A428 in the direction of St Neots then via A1 to Black Cat Roundabout and then the Bedford Southern & Western By-passes (A422) and take the A428 near Kempston signposted Northampton – to Turvey. In the middle of that village turn right to Carlton and Harrold (you will see Harrold Country Park signposted)