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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 […]

Walking the South Downs Way with Hip Dysplasia

October 1st, 2018

My name is Jill, I’m 46 and I was born with severe hip dysplasia (DDH for short). In plain English that means that my hip joints didn’t form properly before I was born – in fact most of my left hip just wasn’t there. After nine surgeries, and a lot of time in a plaster-cast […]

Walk the Heath Week – review

September 5th, 2018

In August we ran our first guided walk programme ‘Walk the Heath Week’, with seven entertaining and educational walks. Each walk was led by South Downs National Park Rangers or heathland site managers who took the opportunity to highlight the benefits that having actively manged heathlands can bring to local communities and individuals. Every walk […]

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