The North West has come second in the UK for the most public green spaces, research has found.

According to data analysed by ecological consultancy, Arbtech, from the Office for National Statistics, Great Britain's North West area averages 4.91 public green spaces within a 1km radius.

Placing it above the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, and the West Midlands, among other regions listed.

Liverpool, Warrington and Stockport lead the region, with Liverpool residents having an average of 6.84 public green spaces in close proximity.

A highlight for the area, the average distance to the nearest public green space in the North West is just 341.7 metres.

London is the country's greenest area with 6.74 parks, public gardens and playing fields within a kilometre on average.

Specifically within London, the boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Islington, City of London and Camden hold the crown as top five greenest Local Authority Districts.

Residents in the capital are on average only 292 metres from the nearest public green space.

Andrew Richards from Arbtech commented on the findings saying: "It's interesting to see which areas in Great Britain have the most public green spaces within a kilometre.

"It's perhaps surprising to learn that London is the ‘greenest’ region, but 20% of its area is green space and the region has around 3,000 parks.

He continued to discuss the deeper impact of these findings.

Mr Richards said: "Each green space we visit tells a unique story, reflecting the community's dedication to preserving nature while fostering a space where both the environment and human well-being can flourish together.

"Hopefully this list might inspire people to seek out green spaces nearby, so they can enjoy the benefits of being in the open air and surrounded by nature."