Description and Walk
Tiddenfoot Waterside park is in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.
Between 1920-1960s the site was a working sand quarry, but is now a lake with surrounding grounds owned by Central Bedfordshire Council and maintained by volunteers. Parking facilities and paths have been constructed and improved to make the park visitor friendly.
The lake is surrounded by a main pathway, and is home to numerous forms of wildlife, birds in particular. We came across muntjac deer while we were there. The walk around the water is around 1 mile, or you can detour off by the Grand Union Canal.
If you walk anti-clockwise around the lake from the car park you have to initially descend some steep steps if you want to be beside the lake’s edge. As you move further around, the path drops to the same level as the water.
Tiddenfoot is popular with anglers, walkers, cyclists and picnickers. It gets quite busy on hot summer’s days, but the parking is adequate.
See our short video at the bottom of this page.