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NEWS FEED: Food & Drink

Celebrate English Wine Week across the South Downs

May 2nd, 2017

From east to west across the South Downs National Park, nestling into the sun-soaked slopes and stunning landscapes, thriving vineyards produce some of England’s finest award-winning sparkling and white wines. It’s the perfect place to celebrate English Wine Week – Saturday 27 May and Sunday 4 June. These English vineyards owe their success to the […]

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 […]

South Downs Food Tourism Project wins Government Grant

December 6th, 2016

Sussex-based Natural Partnerships has been awarded a grant from the new Government ‘Championing British Food Tourism’ scheme, to help support ‘foodie’ tourism to the South Downs region, it was announced by Defra this week. Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom said: “Food is at the heart of our culture and we want it to be at the […]

Ben Fogle adventures in the South Downs

November 7th, 2016

Cycling, trail-running, picnicking and geocaching are all on the menu for adventurer Ben Fogle in a new short film promoting the South Downs National Park to national and international visitors. The film, launched for World Responsible Tourism Day on 9 November, showcases just some of the high energy or more gentle experiences visitors can enjoy […]

Looking forward as the clocks go back

October 27th, 2016

This Sunday the clocks go back and for us darker evenings are something to look forward to. Firstly there’s more time for stargazing in the South Downs – one of the world’s newest International Dark Sky Reserves. While we’re busy planning for our big Stargazing South Downs event next February – part of the first ever […]

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