Communicating the South Downs


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South Downs gets star billing in new TV programme

February 14th, 2017

Britain’s newest National Park, the South Downs, takes centre stage in a new documentary presented by author and local parish priest Peter Owen-Jones. The programme will premiere on Tuesday 21 February at 21:00 on BBC 4 and has been a labour of love for its director Nick Stringer from international production company BigWave, based in […]

Landowners Conference 2017

February 13th, 2017

A big thank you to everyone who came to the Landowners Conference last Friday. It was a great success with 112 attendees covering a wide range of site owners, affordable housing providers, constructors and specialists. We hope that it was useful and informative. We would also like to extend special thanks to all those who […]

National Wetlands Day

February 2nd, 2017

Today is National Wetlands Day which celebrates wetlands around the world. These special habitats are vital for animals but also for humans, here is just a little bit of information about how important the wetlands of the South Downs National Park are… The rivers and streams of the South Downs National Park create a range […]

Young photographer scoops people’s choice in our competition

February 1st, 2017

He hadn’t been born when the cement works at Shoreham ceased operations in 1991 but Isaac Kennedy’s photo of the now-derelict building has won him the People’s Choice award in the South Downs National Park’s photo competition 2016-17. The 19-year-old won 40 per cent of the public vote for his bold and very modern image, […]

Most asked: ‘Dark Skies’ Dan Oakley

January 30th, 2017

Send us your questions about a particular area of work in the National Park to Answering this month is: ‘Dark Skies’ Dan Oakley, Lead Ranger for the SDNPA. Why are dark skies important? The Milky Way is our home and without dark skies we can’t see it. I love being able to look beyond […]

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