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Caution and common sense urged when visiting the Sussex cliffs

May 22nd, 2018

A poster campaign launched this spring will remind people to stay safe while visiting the famous white chalk Sussex cliffs this summer. You’ll see warning posters appearing on bus routes, visitor car parks, in tourist information centres, on community notice boards and sent to local language schools. We are appealing to local businesses to display […]

Explore bluebell woods in the South Downs

May 3rd, 2018

Did you know that the South Downs is England’s most wooded national park? The soils in our ancient woodlands have been left undisturbed for hundreds of years, allowing great mobs of bluebells to thrive. We asked South Downs Woodland Officer Bob Epsom where to find some. “Many people will have a favourite bluebell wood that […]

From the South Downs to Canada: the story of a geocache treasure

April 6th, 2018

A Canadian flag placed in a Geocache on South Downs heathland last May has travelled 14,655km to arrive ‘home’ to Alberta Canada. Along the way the flag has travelled through southern England, up to Manchester, across to the Netherlands and Germany before making it to Nova Scotia in Canada and then on to Alberta. Student […]

Watch our mini-documentary about Heathland in the South Downs National Park

April 3rd, 2018

Lowland heath, one of the rarest habitats on Earth, was created more than 6,000 years ago when Neolithic man began to clear the forests. The acidic sandy soil couldn’t be used for growing crops so was put aside for grazing and what emerged was a landscape of dry heath and wet bogs and within its […]

Stay over, see more…

March 8th, 2018

The days are getting longer, the clocks are about to change and we’re starting to daydream about sunny spring days on the South Downs. Staying the night opens up a whole new world of opportunities – whether you’re sleeping out in the wild, stargazing or learning a new skill. Whether you have one night, a […]

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