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South Downs take lead on Pondtail Wood action

June 23rd, 2016

The South Downs National Park Authority has secured agreement from the Environment Agency and Forestry Commission to lead on a coordinated response to restore Pondtail Wood in West Sussex. Margaret Paren, Chair of the South Downs National Park Authority, said: “These two government agencies, along with ourselves and Mid Sussex District Council, have key roles […]

New Horse Riding Leaflet

June 22nd, 2016

With 1200km of bridleways the South Downs National Park has some of the best horse riding in the South East. From a gentle trot along a country track to a longer hack up on top of the South Downs chalk ridge, there is something for everyone. Working with the British Horse Society we have produced […]

National Insect Week

June 21st, 2016

At first glance heathlands can sometimes appear to be quite a barren stretch of open land, especially on a cold windy day. But if you look closer you can find some real treasures, rarities that only live and thrive in this special habitat. Heathland, which is rarer than rainforest, is home to many special mini beasts and […]

Five top South Downs picnic spots

June 17th, 2016

The South Downs National Park has a wealth of fine outdoor eating spots with a view – whether you’re stopping for a break from a big hike, enjoying a gentle ramble or just stepping out for lunch. So for National Picnic Week (11-19 June) why not pack up some delicious local food and head to the […]

Bike Week

June 10th, 2016

National Bike Week starts on Saturday 11 June and we’re hoping this film of cycling in protected landscapes, including the South Downs National Park, inspires you to get out on your bike. We have worked with local communities and bike hubs across the National Park to facilitate and encourage people of all ages and abilities […]

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