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NEWS FEED: Enjoying

Nature is good for your health

October 10th, 2017

From royal princes to sporting legends and celebrities, it’s been hard to miss recent coverage on the importance of facing up to our mental health. We spoke to Dr William Bird from Intelligent Health about the role the National Park could play in tackling health and wellbeing. In the early 1990s, as a new GP, […]

#TakeTheLeadTo winners announced!

September 15th, 2017

We’re delighted to announce the winners of our #TakeTheLeadTo photo competition! Thank you to everyone who entered and voted for their favourite image. The winner and four runners-up will receive a tasty selection of Arden Grange dog food and treats. Winner All my favourite things. In my favourite place, doing my favourite thing with my […]

Vote for your favourite #TakeTheLeadTo photo!

September 1st, 2017

Place your votes now! Our #TaketheLeadTo winner’s gallery is now live and open for votes. Pick your favourite photo of dogs taking the lead in the South Downs National Park. Over the past five months we’ve had entries on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, from sausage dogs and whippets to Jack Russells and labs – dogs […]

8 South Downs Challenges for the Bank Holiday

August 21st, 2017

If you’re stuck for ideas on how to experience the majesty of nature and landscape in the South Downs then look no further, set your sights on some of these challenges… Climb to the top of the highest point in the National Park – Black Down.  Apart from the view, this National Trust site has superb heathland with […]

Tick awareness

August 21st, 2017

Please be ‘tick aware’ whenever you are in the countryside. Ticks are tiny spider-like creatures found in moist areas of dense vegetation or long grass in woodland, grassland, moorland, heathland and some urban parks and gardens. They can be found throughout the year, but are most active between spring and autumn. They feed on the […]

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