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Enjoy a taste of the South Downs this National Parks Week

July 27th, 2015

Special offers on local food and drink to celebrate National Parks Week National Parks Week 2015 runs from 27 July to Sunday 2 August and is an opportunity to celebrate everything about the UK’s family of 15 National Parks. This year the theme is ‘Landscapes of Plenty’ recognising that ‘Britain’s Breathing Places’ are not only […]

Woodland memories wanted for major history project

July 17th, 2015

Family stories and memories of South Downs woods are wanted for a major project to uncover the secret history that lies beneath the National Park’s ancient woodlands. Secrets of the High Woods is a community archaeology project, led by the South Downs National Park Authority and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, to map the […]

Access and Rights of Way Annual Review

July 13th, 2015

Access to the countryside in the South Downs National Park is mainly via the rights of way network – 3,300km of public footpaths, bridleways, restricted byways and byways. It also includes areas of accessible woodland, Country Parks and nature reserves. Open Access Land on our heaths and downland allows the public to wander freely. The […]

South Downs creatures go to town

July 13th, 2015

Adonis blue butterflies, rose chafer beetles, peregrine falcons, brown hares and wartbiter crickets were among the South Downs creatures ‘on the loose’ in Lewes on Friday 10 July as more than 400 children paraded through the town in costumes inspired by the National Park’s wildlife. Across Lewes and surrounding villages, year 6 children had been […]

Discover jewels of South Downs on new buses this summer

July 10th, 2015

Some of the South Downs’ finest cultural and historic gems are being opened up to more visitors with two new weekend bus routes in the National Park this summer. The village where Jane Austen spent the last eight years of her life (Chawton); the home of the world’s first ecologist (Selborne); and the natural amphitheatre […]

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