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The Embankment and Mill Meadows

The Embankment

The Embankment and Mill Meadows are frequently referred to as the Jewel in Bedford's Crown. The river was artificially widened by the Victorians and spanned by the ornate Suspension Bridge, opened in 1888. They created an inland promenade along which modern Bedfordians and visitors alike still love to amble, taking in the riverside views and the dazzling bedding displays of the Embankment Gardens.

For information on greenspace facilities in this area, please download this file:

Central and South Bedford (please note the 0800 reporting number given in this leaflet is no longer in operation, please use those given below).

 

The Longholme Cafe and Hire

In May 2017 The Longholme Cafe and Hire will be opening on the edge of Longholme Lake, Bedford.

The cafes owners have 20 years’ hospitality and catering experience on land and sea and with the help and support of their loved one's they are proud to have this opportunity to re-launch a truly unique site in the heart of the town.

 

The Longholme Café will pride itself on the best available produce with a focus on exceptional coffee and seasonal, fresh foods. Menu choices will include a breakfast selection until late morning followed by a lunch choice through the afternoon. Fresh salads, sandwiches, cakes, snacks, ice creams and a selection of homemade drinks will be available all day with packed lunches for children. You can even contact the cafe to pack you a picnic to take away so that you have all you need to enjoy the park, rug included!

 

There are plans to extend the hire options to include bike hire as well as boats with more to come as they grow. If you would like to know more about the project as it happens and for regular updates please visit the cafes website or contact them below.

 

http://www.thelongholme.com/

Hello@thelongholme.com

Part of a fitness or community group? We’re looking for partners to fill our events calendar and would love to hear from you.

 

 

To log complaints or report problems relating to this park, please use the Council's reporting system by calling 01234 718060 or emailing environment.helpdesk@bedford.gov.uk

 

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Bedford Borough is a vibrant area to live in with an abundance of leisure opportunities for residents and visitors. We pride ourselves on offering a fantastic programme of cultural events throughout the year, and providing a wide range of affordable health opportunities, through our quality parks, award winning leisure centres and sports development work.

 


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