Directory: Parks, gardens and open spaces: Blackheath

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SummaryA large expanse of mown grass, on relatively level ground. There are some undulating areas of gorse and scrub to the east of the heath near Vanbrugh Terrace.
London SE3
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HighlightsLong Pond: To the north of the heath, visitors 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 situated 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.
AwardsBlackheath has retained the Green Flag for the period 2014 to 2015 after first winning it in 2010 to 2011. The award is shared between the London boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham.
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Sports and play areasBowling green, hard tennis courts. Changing facilities are available.
Telephone020 8921 6885
Access informationWheelchair access is available.
Further informationBlackheath 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.

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