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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 […]

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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