Re: Directions to Gilwell?
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Sun, 17 Nov 1996 21:59:33 -0500
The information in these prior postings may be helpful to you and others
intending to go to Gilwell:
Date: Thu, 18 May 1995 21:55:44 -0600
From: "Michael L. Goodnight" <mlgnight@ATHENET.NET>
Subject: Re: Need Addresses: London and Paris
Just in case no one has already told you...there is a Scout area know as
Gilwell Park just north of London near a town named Chinford. This is where
the Wood Badge adult leader training all started....
Gilwell Park National Cam Site
Chingford, London E4 7QW
Tel: 011-44-81-524-1582 (from the states or 081-524-1582 in the UK)
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 1995 18:44:12 -0400
From: John Pannell <PANNELLJ@DELPHI.COM>
Subject: Re: Gilwell Park
>you'll find it's easy to take the tube and train to gilwell...and you'll
>experience a little walk (not sure of the distant...seems like 3 miles)
>and you're there...the training center, shop, and desplays are a 9-5
To expand on this...
To get to Gilwell Park take the Underground to Walthamstow Central station.
Once there, pick up the BritRail train to Chingford (3 stops, I believe)
Chingford is the end of the line, so it is difficult to miss this stop.
After exiting Chingford station, Gilwell is about a 2 mile walk. A cab ride
there will cost you about UKP2. If you're walking, turn right after leaving
the station and head towards the edge of town. The road you're on will
curve to the right. Just at this curve, there will be a road on the left,
take it. Follow that road until you come to Gilwell park on your left.
This road passes a golf course and many nice homes. Don't be surprised to
see horseback riders on your walk. Just when you think you can't possibly
be going right, you will find Gilwell.
You are from Old Hickory Council and will be on Woodbadge staff this fall?
Is this SR-92 with Old North State Council? If so, I will likely be one of
ASM Troop 39 -- Old North State Council
...two time visitor to Gilwell... *g*
Speaking only for myself in the Scouting Spirit, Michael F. Bowman
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