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John Muir: father of National Parks

April 20th, 2019

John Muir is incredibly important to National Parks all over the world but who was he? Born in Scotland on April 21 1838, he emigrated with his family to Wisconsin in the USA as a young child, going on to study geology and botany. After a brief career of working in industry he turned his […]

Look up at the sky in wonder

April 14th, 2019

Look up at the sky of the South Downs…and be in awe of our feathered friends. Life can be so busy that it’s often easy to forget the natural beauty around us. But today try something different. Take a moment to slow down and gaze upwards for a while – you’ll be amazed at the […]

My National Park: Meet award-winning brewer Lesley Foulkes

April 8th, 2019

As part of a new feature, we’re finding out what the South Downs National Park means to people who live, work and visit here. Lesley Foulkes, of Langham Brewery in West Sussex, talks about her life and why the region is so special to her. Can you tell us about yourself and what you do […]

Play your part in creating Community Hub and Visitor Gateway

April 8th, 2019

People are being urged to rally round to help save a village’s only pub and transform it into a thriving Community Hub and Visitor Gateway for the South Downs National Park. Villagers in Cocking, near Midhurst, are working together to save its last remaining pub, the Blue Bell, and turn it into a Community Hub […]

South Downs Centre launches new Saturday opening hours

April 8th, 2019

The South Downs Centre is launching Saturday and Bank Holiday opening and is encouraging visitors to make the most of the array of activities and information on offer. The interpretation area, located in the beautiful former Grammar School of Midhurst, is the ideal way for families, walkers and community groups to start their journey in […]

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