Communicating the South Downs

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NEWS FEED: Farming

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. […]

Southdown Sheep Society’s 125th Anniversary

August 2nd, 2016

In the ever-changing farming landscape of the South Downs there is one thing that has remained constant across more than two centuries; the presence of the unique Southdown sheep. This year marks the 125th anniversary of the Southdown Sheep Society. Southdown sheep have long been favoured for their ability to produce high quality, marbled sweet […]

Mysterious prehistoric farmers and missing Roman road revealed

July 12th, 2016

Decades of speculation on the route of a Roman road in southern England have ended but the research which confirmed its location has revealed the extent of prehistoric farming on the South Downs before the Romans arrived. The discoveries were made after airborne laser scanning (LiDAR) technology was used to map part of the South […]

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