Broxhill Rd, Havering Atte Bower
Kirsty 078 645 645 04
Bedfords Park Walled Garden is a project by:
Clear Village Charitable Trust
Directions to the Walled Garden:
Bus 375 travels from Romford Station to Stapleford Abbotts. Buses are not frequent on this route but this is the quickest journey time. The bus journey is about 15mins to Havering Green, then the walk to the park is approx 15 mins. Bus timetable for 375 here
Bus 499 travels from Queens Hospital to Gallows Corner. The bus journey is about 20mins from Romford. It stops on Lower Bedfords Road almost opposite the lower entrance to Bedfords Park. There’s a walk of approx 10mins up the hill (pretty muddy in the winter) OR you can get off on Noak Hill Rd at the bottom of Broxhill Rd. The walk up Broxhill Road to the park about 30 to 40mins (tfl says 20mins but they don’t take account of the hill) Bus timetable for 499 here
Bus 103 travels from Rainham to Chase Cross. Get off at Chase Cross and either walk up Orange Tree Hill or a faster route is to enter the bottom of Bedfords Park on Lower Bedfords Road, the walk up through the park is approx. 10mins. Bus timetable for 103 here
Bus 646 travels from Cranham to Noak Hill, or Route Bus 256 from Stop: A towards Noak Hill. Either buses are every 7/8 mins and the journey time about 22mins. The buses will drop you at Broxhill Rd entrance on Noak Hill Rd. It’s 40-60 mins walk uphill to the park. Bus timetable for 646 here
The line needed is Liverpool St to Shenfield, sometimes terminating early at Romford or Gidea Park. You can get on the train at Liverpool St (platforms 16-18) or take the central line to Stratford and meet the train there (platform 8). Get off at Romford or Harold Wood and follow the bus instructions above. Or get off at Gidea Park to get a taxi, they’re right at the entrance, see below.
The nearest tube is Grange Hill on the central line, there is a Taxi rank near-by, see below, it’s 15/20 min drive.
Taxi rank outside Gidea Park station is Kilo cars 01708 444 444.
Taxi near Grange Hill tube station 020 8500 7777
Taxi from Collier Row / Chase Cross is Mayflower 01708 722 222
The walled garden is inside Bedford Park, ask the taxi driver to take you to the very bottom of the road you drive in on, ignoring the car park, the garden is on the left – look for bunting in the trees.
The postcode is RM4 1QH. This is also the postcode for houses next to the entrance to Bedfords Park on Broxhill Rd so your Sat-Nav may tell you that you’ve reached your destination before you’ve seen the park, depending upon which direction you’re driving from. The entrance to the Park is at the top of the hill almost opposite the white water tower.
Bedfords Park is 3 miles from Romford, very close to the A12 at Gallows corner and relatively close to the M11 and M25.