Parks and open spaces in the London Borough of Barnet

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The London Borough of Barnet, located on the northern periphery of London and having much of the area within its boundaries in the Metropolitan Green Belt, has a large number of parks and open spaces. In addition there are large areas taken over by cemeteries and golf courses, and part of Hampstead Heath.


Premier Parks[edit]

Barnet describes its 16 main open spaces as 'premier parks', seven of which achieved a Green Flag Award for 2009/10:[1]

Other Parks and Green Spaces[edit]

The borough contains over 200 green spaces.[2] Some of them are:

Nature Reserves[edit]

Site of Special Scientific Interest[edit]

Local Nature Reserves[edit]

Barent has 7 Local Nature Reserves

Sites of Nature Conservation Interest[edit]

The Borough has 67 Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation, and these are listed in Nature reserves in Barnet. Some of them are:

Dollis Valley Greenwalk[edit]

The Dollis Valley Greenwalk, in Barnet is one of 11 green spaces throughout Greater London chosen to receive money for redevelopment by a public vote. The walk received £400,000 towards a variety of improvements, including better footpaths, and more lighting.[5] It follows Dollis Brook, which is also Site of Importance for Nature Conservation.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Premier parks". Barnet Council. 17 August 2009. Archived from the original on 25 December 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Parks and open spaces". Barnet Council. 5 March 2009. Archived from the original on 21 June 2009. Retrieved 12 June 2009. 
  3. ^ Highlands Gardens, London Gardens Online
  4. ^ Long Lane Pasture web site
  5. ^ London parks get £6m for revamp (BBC News) accessed 10 March 2009

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Coordinates: 51°37′31″N 0°09′10″W / 51.6254°N 0.1527°W / 51.6254; -0.1527