When it comes to finding your ideal place to live, there is a great deal to consider. Finding a home close to good schools, shops and transport options is essential, but sometimes you need to think about what makes you happy in life.
Life in London can be exhilarating and fund, but even lifelong residents admit it can be a bit much at times. It is nice knowing you can escape from the capital at times, but equally, it is pleasing to know there are green spaces on your doorstep. You shouldn’t have to travel for hours or clock up many miles to see some greenery and enjoy some peace. Thankfully, the green spaces of Lewisham borough provide you with plenty of opportunities to relax and take things easy.
When you include smaller sites, including woods and ponds, there is a total of 1,185 acres of land which has been defined as “Sites of importance of nature conservation”. There is an excellent range of areas in this definition, including Blackheath, which is one of the most significant open spaces in Greater London. It may be a historical landscape, but for many modern families, it is a place where they can relax or burn off energy.
There are many fantastic local parks in the local area
With more than 40 parks in Lewisham, there is no excuse for not enjoying some fresh air and enjoying some exercise. While there is an increased focus on gyms and personal trainers these days, there is a lot to be said for being merely active. The diversity of parks on offer in Lewisham borough should ensure that everyone can be active without having to break the bank to do so.
Brookmill Park has been extended on numerous occasions in the past century, and it now forms part of the National Cycle Route 21, which stretches out to Sussex. There is also Deptford Park, which has been under the control of the borough since 1897. Generations of local families have played here, and this will hopefully be the case for many generations to come.
Get running every week
Hilly Fields, which is found between Brockley and Ladywell, has developed a reputation in recent years. If you lead an active lifestyle, you will likely be aware of the Parkrun phenomenon. The Hilly Fields park run is one of steepest in the while of the country, so if you are looking for a challenge, you are in the right place. Mind you, the views of London are impressive and well worth checking out, even if you don’t intend on running too often!
It is not as if green spaces should be your primary consideration when moving home, but it is something many buyers will consider.
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