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NEWS FEED: Enjoying

Five top South Downs picnic spots

June 15th, 2018

The South Downs National Park has a wealth of fine outdoor eating spots with a view – whether you’re stopping for a break from a big hike, enjoying a gentle ramble or just stepping out for lunch. Find inspiration for tasty treats at where you can discover great food and drink from in and around the South […]

What makes our coastline special

June 8th, 2018

At the eastern end of the National Park the South Downs tumble to the sea in an iconic stretch of chalk cliff and river mouth. This dramatic landscape – which takes in Seaford Head, Cuckmere Haven, Seven Sisters and Beachy Head – is officially called the Sussex Heritage Coast and we need your help to […]

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 […]

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