Communicating the South Downs

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NEWS FEED: Farming

Farming for the South Downs in post-Brexit Britain

January 27th, 2017

Since the early hours of Friday 24 June 2016 politicians, the media, economists and many of us ordinary, diverse Brits have been trying to understand or predict what life will be like after Brexit. For those of us involved with farming or the environment this future feels uncertain but, as with most change, life without […]

Championing our water

January 20th, 2017

You’re thirsty. You turn on a tap, the glass fills and you drink without a second thought. But did you know that if you live near the National Park – particularly on the southern coast – it’s the chalk of the South Downs we have to thank? Chalk is porous and holds water like a […]

Future of the Natural Environment after the EU Referendum

January 4th, 2017

Andrew Lee, Director of Countryside Policy and Management, for the South Downs National Park Authority: “We have read today’s report from the Environmental Audit Committee on The Future of the Natural Environment after the EU Referendum with interest. “The report sets out key challenges around the future of environmental land management. While setting out the […]

British Food Fortnight

September 15th, 2016

Discover the flavour of the South Downs with British Food Fortnight, running from 17 September – 2 October. British Food Fortnight is the annual, national celebration of British food and drink. We believe that the South Downs National Park should be recognized for high-quality, sustainable food as well as its natural beauty. This is just some […]

Vote South Downs in the Sussex Food and Drink Awards

August 18th, 2016

Look out at the South Downs and you’ll see fields in most directions. Our landscapes have been shaped over thousands of years by the people who’ve lived and farmed here and 85 per cent of the National Park is still farmland today – whether that’s cattle grazing, orchards blooming, vineyards or fields of golden wheat. […]

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