Directory: Parks, gardens and open spaces: Blackheath
|Summary||Blackheath is one of Greenwich's Green Flag Award-winning sites, in partnership with Lewisham Council. |
The land north of the A2 road is managed by the Royal Borough of Greenwich and it has a large expanse of grassland, on relatively level ground. There are some undulating areas of gorse and scrub to the east of the heath near Vanbrugh Terrace.
At the junction of Charlton Way and Prince Charles Road you can find the Gibb Memorial on the heath and the Greenwich War Memorial against the wall of Greenwich Park. Another memorial honouring a fallen Battle of Britain pilot can be found at the other end of the heath in a secluded part known as The Point. The Point (off Point Hill) also has spectacular views across London.
There is a small pond at the junction of Charlton Way and Shooters Hill Road with a tea hut nearby.
In Chesterfield Walk there are hard surface tennis courts and a bowls green available for hire.
|Highlights||Long Pond: To the north of the heath you may visit an attractive pond, known both as the Long Pond and the Folly Pond. You will often spot a heron standing by the water's edge. The pond is located near the main gates of Greenwich Park (which is maintained by the Royal Parks Agency, not the Royal Borough of Greenwich) between Shooters Hill Road and Charlton Way. |
Donkey rides: Children can take donkey rides on the heath from Duke Humphrey Way. Rides are normally available during school holidays, bank holidays and at weekends from 10am to 5pm.
Andrew Gibb Memorial: A bandstand-like structure, The Andrew Gibb Memorial, is at the junction of Charlton Way and Maze Hill.
|Awards||Blackheath has retained the Green Flag for the period 2015 to 2016 after first winning it in 2010 to 2011. The award is shared between the Royal Borough of Greenwich and the London Borough of Lewisham. |
Learn more about Green Flag parks in Greenwich at http://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/greenflag
|Sports and play areas||Bowling green, hard tennis courts|
|Telephone||020 8921 6885|
|Access information||Wheelchair access is available.|
|Further information||Blackheath spans both the Greenwich and Lewisham boroughs. The large part of the heath to the south of Shooters Hill Road is in the borough of Lewisham. Lewisham Council maintains that part of the heath.|