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NEWS FEED: Cultural Heritage

Heathlands inspired stone carving workshops

July 12th, 2018

Local community groups and schools have been invited to take part in free stone carving workshops with Graeme Mitcheson, the appointed artist for the Heathlands Reunited project. Graeme will be creating works linking seven heathland sites in the South Downs National Park and has been commissioned to create the seven pieces as part of the […]

What makes our coastline special

June 8th, 2018

At the eastern end of the National Park the South Downs tumble to the sea in an iconic stretch of chalk cliff and river mouth. This dramatic landscape – which takes in Seaford Head, Cuckmere Haven, Seven Sisters and Beachy Head – is officially called the Sussex Heritage Coast and we need your help to […]

National Park Gateways

May 3rd, 2018

When Gilbert White & the Oates Collections in Selborne relaunches this May it will also become the newest ‘gateway’ to the South Downs. For a National Park with no border fences we hear this phrase a lot. So what do these mysterious portals look like and how do they have the power to magically transport […]

Rare first edition presented to the South Downs National Park

March 29th, 2018

A rare first edition of Eleanor Farjeon’s A Sussex Alphabet, one of only 202 published in 1939, was presented to the National Park Authority on 22 March as the culmination of an inspiring project called the South Downs Alphabet. The book was generously given by Dr Peter Robinson of The Write House. The South Downs […]


December 13th, 2017

We are very close to announcing the name of our appointed artist who will be designing sculptures across seven heathland sites in the South Downs National Park. The artists work will reflect what each community values about their heath – from their history and past economic importance to their rare plants and animals. We are right at the very start […]

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