Tiddenfoot Waterside Park

Tiddenfoot Waterside Park is the jewel in the green open spaces of South Bedfordshire and is owned by Central Bedfordshire Council. The 11.5ha site comprises both acid and neutral grassland, vegetation and woodland surrounding a 3.5ha lake. The site is roughly triangular being bounded on the east by the Grand Union canal, on the west by Mentmore Road and to the north by Cedars Academy.
The day to day maintenance is controlled by the Greensand Trust and volunteer groups such as the Friends of Tiddenfoot Waterside Park and Leighton Buzzard Angling Club.
The surfaced paths provide access for everyone and the cycle route links Tiddenfoot with Leighton Linslade town centre and the countryside south of the town.
There are many events held here throughout the year ranging from guided walks through to the annual Leighton Linslade Canal Festival.
The lake at the centre of the park attracts a host of waterfowl including Great Crested Grebe, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Mandarin, Mute Swan, Moorhen, Coot, Cormorant and Kingfisher.
The trees and hedgerows provide food and nesting sites for many birds including Blue Tit, Great Tit, Marsh Tit, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Willow and Garden Warblers. Green Woodpeckers can be seen regularly feeding in the grassland. The grass & woodland attract foxes, badgers, rabbits and muntjac deer.
During the day the abundance of insects provides food for swifts, swallows, sand martins and multiple dragonflies. After dark a host of bats continue the feast.
Tiddenfoot is a place where people can get outside and walk, exercise the dog, run, cycle, bird watch and fish all year round or forage wild fruits in season.

Park Facilities

Angling
Children's Play Area
Cycle routes
Dog Exercise Area
Dog Free Area
Events
Fitness Equipment
Free parking
Nature Reserve
Nature Walks
Parking
Picnic Area
Pond
Walking Routes
Wildlife
Wildflower Area
Woodlands
Green Flag Award
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Managing Organisation
Central Bedfordshire Council and Friends of Tiddenfoot Waterside Park
Contact
Tom Wise
Telephone
01525 379 261