Communicating the South Downs

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NEWS FEED: Conservation

You ask: Phillippa Morrison-Price

January 3rd, 2017

What does a South Downs Lead Ranger actually do? My role is quite new, it has only existed for six months. I am one of four Lead Rangers who each manage an area of the National Park: eastern downs, central downs, western downs and Wealden heath. I manage a team of three rangers and two […]

Take the South Downs Dark Skies pledge

January 3rd, 2017

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South Downs’ dramatic war time stories revealed in new book

November 30th, 2016

Breathtaking views and tranquil, unspoilt places are two of the reasons that the South Downs was made into a National Park, receiving millions of day visits every year. But researchers looking back just 100 years have uncovered evidence of prisoner-of-war camps; docking stations for airships the size of nine double-decker buses; abandoned unexploded bombs; and […]

Gardening with bats in mind

October 24th, 2016

Did you know that the way you garden can help provide food for bats and see them safely through the winter months? Autumn is mating season for bats so they’re still active and flying during October and into November, feeding themselves up on night-flying insects to get ready for hibernation. Anything that you can do […]

South Downs study shortlisted for Landscape Award

October 14th, 2016

How do you measure the value of a view? This was the challenge set for the South Downs National Park Viewshed Study, completed by Landuse Consultants in 2015, and now shortlisted for a Landscape Institute Award 2016. The ‘diverse, inspirational landscapes and breathtaking views’ of the South Downs are recognised as one of the seven […]

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