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The wonderful benefits of the South Downs for children’s mental health

February 7th, 2019

Did you know that the mental health benefits of going for a walk can last seven hours? The link between the great outdoors and wellness is nothing new, but mounting evidence across a range of studies points towards there being a real scientific connection between experiencing the natural world and a long-lasting positive impact on […]

Funding secured for next section of Egrets Way shared paths network

November 29th, 2018

From early summer 2019, a new section of the Egrets Way network of shared paths will be available to people to walk and cycle to Lewes. This path will run for nearly a kilometre from the existing path at Ham Lane, passing under the railway and continuing into Lewes Railway Land Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve […]

Half-term Adventures in the South Downs

October 22nd, 2018

Looking for some fun ideas for enjoying the stunning October weather this half-term? The beautiful South Downs National Park is your playground so here are some suggestions for activities to help all the family get some fresh air… 1) Hunt for brightly coloured fungi Visit the golden woodlands of Pulborough Brooks for a spot of […]

Work begins on developing next priorities for South Downs National Park

October 19th, 2018

Conservation and heritage organisations, rural economy representatives, water companies, farming groups and volunteer networks are just some of the groups being challenged to help set out the priorities for the South Downs National Park for the next five years and the practical action they will take to help achieve them. The work is part of […]

The Grow Project and the importance of connecting with nature

October 10th, 2018

As many studies have shown, connecting with the natural world can be very beneficial to maintaining your mental wellbeing. In recognition of Mental Health Awareness week, we spoke to The Grow Project, a local charity that is helping people make that connection. Grow is a Sussex-based charity that runs low-cost nature connection courses for people […]

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