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NEWS FEED

Free family fun and wildlife festival returns to Petersfield

August 14th, 2018

Secrets of the Heath Festival, Petersfield Heath, 8 & 9 September 11am-5pm FREE Discover the horrible histories and wonderful wildlife of South Downs heathland on 8 and 9 September as the Secrets of the Heath festival returns to Petersfield. Join a Saxon shield battle, come face-to-face with a highway woman and meet the snakes & […]

Guided walks and bike rides this way

August 7th, 2018

If all this sunshine makes you long to be outside we have some ideas for you, whether you’re a complete newcomer or an experienced hiker. Guided health walks in East Sussex A series of free guided walks, organised by Wave Leisure Trust and the South Downs National Park, are set to help people in Newhaven, […]

Bus about the downs this summer

August 7th, 2018

Catch the bus into the National Park for a relaxing day. Sit back and enjoy the views without the hassle of traffic or finding somewhere to park. Here are five of our favourite journeys. 54 to Kingley Vale A small, family-owned company run this picturesque route from Chichester to Petersfield from which you can explore the […]

Grant scheme to increase affordable housing stock

August 7th, 2018

Does your parish need affordable housing? Here are the steps you need to take to make it happen. If you live in the South Downs you are probably already aware that the National Park has some of the highest house prices in the country. Homes are in high demand with towns and villages regularly appearing […]

More South Downs businesses welcome cyclists and walkers

August 7th, 2018

More than 85 businesses are actively welcoming cyclists and walkers to the National Park now that the South Downs’ Cyclists and Walkers Welcome scheme has been extended into West Sussex following successful pilots in Lewes and Petersfield launched in 2017. The estimated spend of walkers in the English countryside is £6.14 billion every year, which […]

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