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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 […]

Guided walks and bike rides this way

August 7th, 2018

If all this sunshine makes you long to be outside we have some ideas for you, whether you’re a complete newcomer or an experienced hiker. Guided health walks in East Sussex A series of free guided walks, organised by Wave Leisure Trust and the South Downs National Park, are set to help people in Newhaven, […]

More South Downs businesses welcome cyclists and walkers

August 7th, 2018

More than 85 businesses are actively welcoming cyclists and walkers to the National Park now that the South Downs’ Cyclists and Walkers Welcome scheme has been extended into West Sussex following successful pilots in Lewes and Petersfield launched in 2017. The estimated spend of walkers in the English countryside is £6.14 billion every year, which […]

Your summer of South Downs cycling starts here

June 8th, 2018

From new or nervous riders to mountain bikers, the South Downs has something to offer most cyclists. Alister Linton-Crook, South Downs Cycling Officer, shares some ideas. Where to get started If you’re new to cycling or haven’t ridden for a while you’ll be looking for a wide, flat surface well away from traffic where you […]

The Grow Project and the importance of connecting with nature

May 14th, 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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