Corporate report

Accredited country parks in England

Find out which country parks have the facilities and services required to be accredited by Natural England or hold the Green Flag Award.

Applies to England



This document lists the country parks in England which currently hold accreditation.

See the guidance on how to get accreditation for information about what this status means.

See the Green Flag website for sites also awarded the Green Flag status. The Green Flag Award Scheme recognises and rewards the best green spaces in the United Kingdom.

Updates to this page

Published 8 August 2013
Last updated 24 June 2024 + show all updates
  1. Updated the links for Colwick, Daventry, Yarrow Valley, Leybourne Lakes, Ham Hill, Yeovil, Perry Hall Park and Playing Fields, Oakwell Hall and Pugneys.

  2. Removed Royal Victoria Country Park and River Hamble Country Park in Hampshire (South East).

  3. Removed Brierley forest park, East Midlands.

  4. Added Grand Western Canal Country Park and LNR (South West)

  5. Added Pugneys Country Park in Yorkshire and the Humber.

  6. Added Telford Town Park in the West Midlands.

  7. Added Hinchinbrook Country Park (East of England); removed Rufford Abbey Country Park and Vicar Water Country Park (East Midlands); added Durlston Country Park and removed Stover Country Park (South West); removed Park Hall Country Park (West Midlands); added Shibden Hall and Oakwell Hall (Yorkshire and Humber).

  8. Removed: Ferry Meadows Country Park, East of England.

  9. Removed Grand Western Canal Country Park and Local Nature Reserve, South West

  10. Added Colwick Country Park to the East Midlands, Astbury Mere Country Park to the North West and Lepe Country Park to the South East.

  11. Added Stover Country Park in the South West.

  12. Removed Talkin Tarn Country Park in the North West. Added Waseley Hills Country Park in the West Midlands.

  13. Removed: Cleethorpes, Shibden and St Ives from Yorkshire and the Humber; Ryton and Kingsbury from the West Midlands; Lepe from the South East. Added: Ely to East of England; Brocks Hill to East Midlands; Heaton to North West.

  14. Brierley Forest Park (East Midlands) added to the list.

  15. Upton Country Park has been added to the accredited list.

  16. Updated the list of accredited country parks.

  17. Added Kingsbury Water Park to list of accredited country parks.

  18. First published.

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