Hampstead Heath and Highgate Wood on a roll with 17 year green flag streak

Hampstead Heath in the sun

Hampstead Heath in the sun - Credit: Nigel Sutton

Hampstead Heath and Highgate Wood have been named among the best green spaces in the UK – for the 17th year in a row.

Both spaces, which are run by the City of London Corporation, achieved Green Flag status once again.

The government-backed Green Flag scheme rewards well-run parks and green spaces and the Heath and Highgate Wood have been recognised every year since the scheme was launched in 1996.

Jeremy Simons, chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Hampstead Heath and Highgate Wood Management Committee, said: “I am delighted that Hampstead Heath and Highgate Wood have once again been recognised as some of the best-run and well-loved open spaces in the UK.

“It is testament to the hard work and dedication of staff and volunteers who work throughout the year to maintain and protect the Heath and the wood, both now and for future generations to enjoy.”