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NEWS FEED: Enjoying

Roman catapult to be unveiled for first time at South Downs’ event

August 28th, 2015

A Roman siege engine called an onager – potentially capable of firing a 4.5kg weight more than 360 metres – will get its first public demonstration at the Secrets of the Heath event in Hampshire on 5 and 6 September. Petersfield Heath will be invaded with the sights and sounds of 3000 years’ history over […]

Woodland memories wanted for major history project

August 14th, 2015

Family stories and memories of South Downs woods are wanted for a major project to uncover the secret history that lies beneath the National Park’s ancient woodlands. Secrets of the High Woods is a community archaeology project, led by the South Downs National Park Authority and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, to map the […]

Enjoy a taste of the South Downs this National Parks Week

July 27th, 2015

Special offers on local food and drink to celebrate National Parks Week National Parks Week 2015 runs from 27 July to Sunday 2 August and is an opportunity to celebrate everything about the UK’s family of 15 National Parks. This year the theme is ‘Landscapes of Plenty’ recognising that ‘Britain’s Breathing Places’ are not only […]

Access and Rights of Way Annual Review

July 13th, 2015

Access to the countryside in the South Downs National Park is mainly via the rights of way network – 3,300km of public footpaths, bridleways, restricted byways and byways. It also includes areas of accessible woodland, Country Parks and nature reserves. Open Access Land on our heaths and downland allows the public to wander freely. The […]

Local Access Forum Annual Report 2015/16

July 8th, 2015

The South Downs Local Access Forum (SDLAF) is a group of 17 individuals appointed in a voluntary capacity to give advice to various government authorities and other bodies on how to provide access to land for open-air recreation and enjoyment. Members of the SDLAF are appointed by the South Downs National Park Authority and reflect […]

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