Parks, gardens and open spaces - Blackheath
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
- 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.
- Map reference
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, between Shooters Hill Road and Charlton Way. Please note: Greenwich Park is maintained by the Royal Parks Agency, not the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
Andrew Gibb Memorial: A bandstand-like structure, The Andrew Gibb Memorial, is at the junction of Charlton Way and Maze Hill.
Blackheath has retained the Green Flag award. The award is shared between the Royal Borough of Greenwich and the London Borough of Lewisham.
- Sports and play areas
Bowling green, hard tennis courts.
- Park rules
- 020 8856 0100
- 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.