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NEWS FEED: Enjoying

Nature is good for your health

October 10th, 2018

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, […]

Walking the South Downs Way with Hip Dysplasia

October 1st, 2018

My name is Jill, I’m 46 and I was born with severe hip dysplasia (DDH for short). In plain English that means that my hip joints didn’t form properly before I was born – in fact most of my left hip just wasn’t there. After nine surgeries, and a lot of time in a plaster-cast […]

Bus about the downs this summer

August 7th, 2018

Catch the bus into the National Park for a relaxing day. Sit back and enjoy the views without the hassle of traffic or finding somewhere to park. Here are five of our favourite journeys. 54 to Kingley Vale A small, family-owned company run this picturesque route from Chichester to Petersfield from which you can explore the […]

More South Downs businesses welcome cyclists and walkers

August 7th, 2018

More than 85 businesses are actively welcoming cyclists and walkers to the National Park now that the South Downs’ Cyclists and Walkers Welcome scheme has been extended into West Sussex following successful pilots in Lewes and Petersfield launched in 2017. The estimated spend of walkers in the English countryside is £6.14 billion every year, which […]

Free family fun day to celebrate chalk, wildlife and water

July 11th, 2018

Join the South Downs National Park for a day of free fun celebrating a different type of Brighton rock – the chalk that the city and surrounding hills are made of. The ‘Wild Chalk’ family fun day, sponsored by Southern Water, runs from 11:00 to 17:00 on Sunday 22 July 2018, at East Brighton Park […]

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