Hilly Fields is a tranquil park in South London, bordered by Ladywell, Lewisham, and Brockley. There are 30 acres of grassy area with some well placed groups of trees, and a small overgrown section which feels like you're in some ancient woodlands.
The summit is around 175 feet above sea level, so it has panoramic views of the area without feeling like you just climbed Mt Everest.
I once lived just down the road from here, and loved to ride my bike up and around the park. I'd settle down in some sunny spot to just relax and enjoy the quiet, watch the butterflies, or lay back to watch the high planes on their way to Heathrow or Gatwick.
The Spire of St Andrew's Church Rises Above the Treeline
There is a school, tennis courts, and a playground on the hill too. Dog lovers, bowls and football followers are all catered for too. But if you want to chill out and read a book, take some rays, or do whatever you like to do alone, then there is plenty of room for that.