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  • Stone-Age log boats take maiden voyage in Petersfield at free family event

    26 Aug 2014Two Stone Age log boats will be tested for the first time on Petersfield Heath Pond on Saturday 30 August as part of a free weekend of family fun celebrating heathlands in the South Downs National Park.

  • Application for Nine Acre Copse (Fernhurst) SDNP/13/05896/CM

    22 Aug 2014The South Downs National Park Authority’s Planning Committee will make a decision on Celtique Energie’s application for conventional oil and gas exploration at Nine Acre Copse in Fernhurst, at their meeting on 11 September 2014.

  • Snap up great prizes in South Downs photo competition

    08 Aug 2014Top prizes are on offer for photographers prepared to give away their favourite South Downs secrets in the National Park’s ‘Hidden Gems’ photo competition this summer. A bounty of £250 is available as first prize for the best picture capturing a favourite place off the beaten track.

  • Lest we forget

    01 Aug 2014This August, the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, we are joining with communities across the National Park to remember the lives of people from the South Downs who lost their lives.

  • World Ranger Day

    31 Jul 2014To mark World Ranger Day we asked some of our rangers to talk about their favourite projects.

  • South Downs Summer Bucket List

    30 Jul 2014Schools out and so is the sun! The South Downs have a lot to offer at any time of year but some activities best or only enjoyed during the summer.

  • Community celebrates new South Downs Centre

    29 Jul 2014More than 500 people visited the new South Downs Centre in Midhurst on Sunday 27 July for a special community open day to celebrate the new facility and mark the start of National Parks Week. Many were former students and staff who had studied or taught in the building when it was a school.

  • Young South Downs writers mark National Parks Week

    28 Jul 2014Children from Medstead C of E Primary School have won first and second place in a competition asking them to write about ‘My best day in the South Downs’. The competition was held to celebrate the opening of the new South Downs Centre and the winners’ announcement marks the start of UK National Parks’ week, which this year has the theme of 'Space to Grow'.

  • Family fun at South Downs Centre open day in Midhurst

    22 Jul 2014Guided walks and bike rides, a mobile planetarium, kids’ activities and discounts on food in local cafes and restaurants will be among the highlights of a family day of fun to celebrating the new South Downs Centre in Midhurst and the start of National Parks Week on Sunday 27 July.

  • Students show off at South Downs conference

    22 Jul 2014Research on where the best place in Sussex would be to reintroduce beavers; how planning can encourage physical activity; and how the way vineyards are managed can impact on the diversity of farmland birds; were among the papers presented at the first ever South Downs Student Conference in Midhurst on Wednesday 9 July.

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