Communicating the South Downs


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NEWS FEED: Enjoying

Join our stargazing extravaganza – 10 to 26 February 2017

January 20th, 2017

South Downs Dark Skies Festival, 10-26 February 2017 In 2016 the South Downs National Park became the world’s newest International Dark Sky Reserve (IDSR), the 2nd in England and only 11th in the world. What better way to mark the occasion than a two-week festival in the dark winter months? Whether you live in or […]

Is your community dark sky friendly?

January 3rd, 2017

Whether it’s a park, a playing field or a meadow, there is almost certainly a local spot near you where you can see the stars on a clear night. Over the past year South Downs Ranger Laura Deane, has been working with local organisations and communities to get more of these spots named as official […]

Take the South Downs Dark Skies pledge

January 3rd, 2017

Create your own user feedback survey Dark Skies Pledge Prize Draw – Terms & Conditions

Rogate and Harting Walks Leaflet

December 16th, 2016

Explore patchwork fields, peaceful villages and the scenic River Rother using this new walks leaflet. Detailing two routes, one starting in Rogate and one in South Harting, this leaflet takes you through some of the stunning quintessentially English countryside of the Weald. You’ll also walk part of the Serpent Trail, the 64 mile long route which winds […]

New Walks Leaflet: Ditchling Beacon and Devil’s Dyke

December 5th, 2016

Just in time for the Christmas holidays, this New Walks Leaflet includes three walking routes to tempt you out into the South Downs. Come explore the highest point in East Sussex, Ditchling Beacon, with its stunning views over the weald and out to sea, or Devil’s Dyke, the longest, deepest and widest ‘dry valley’ in […]

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