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New guide for Serpent Trail

October 24th, 2016

Looking for a different walking challenge? The Serpent Trail is a 64-mile path which winds its way through the rare heathlands of the South Downs National Park. The new 36-page guide to the trail includes maps, historical tales and wildlife to look out for along the way. The walk will take you through beautiful and […]

Gardening with bats in mind

October 24th, 2016

Did you know that the way you garden can help provide food for bats and see them safely through the winter months? Autumn is mating season for bats so they’re still active and flying during October and into November, feeding themselves up on night-flying insects to get ready for hibernation. Anything that you can do […]

Free guide makes South Downs Way ‘bite-sized’

October 21st, 2016

The 100 mile South Downs Way national trail just became bite-sized with the launch of a new free guide breaking it into easily accessible day and weekend walks. With twelve different walks graded from ‘moderate’ to ‘challenging’ which all start and end at bus stops or train stations, the guide makes it easier to take […]

Markwell’s Wood

October 19th, 2016

We have received a planning application for oil production in Markwell’s Wood, West Sussex (ref: SDNP/16/04679/CM). This is for ‘Appraisal and production of oil incorporating the drilling of one sidetrack well from the existing well (for appraisal), three new hydrocarbon wells and one water injection well, and to allow the production of hydrocarbons from all […]

South Downs study shortlisted for Landscape Award

October 14th, 2016

How do you measure the value of a view? This was the challenge set for the South Downs National Park Viewshed Study, completed by Landuse Consultants in 2015, and now shortlisted for a Landscape Institute Award 2016. The ‘diverse, inspirational landscapes and breathtaking views’ of the South Downs are recognised as one of the seven […]

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