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Young photographer scoops people’s choice in our competition

February 1st, 2017

He hadn’t been born when the cement works at Shoreham ceased operations in 1991 but Isaac Kennedy’s photo of the now-derelict building has won him the People’s Choice award in the South Downs National Park’s photo competition 2016-17. The 19-year-old won 40 per cent of the public vote for his bold and very modern image, […]

Nature: good for your mental health

October 10th, 2016

Walking in nature can change the way we think, according to researchers at Stanford University in the USA. In their study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, the researchers found walking in nature for 90 minutes reduced activity in a part of the brain linked with depression, compared to walking a busy […]

Space Week

October 10th, 2016

Just because the evenings are drawing in you don’t have to spend them indoors. Darker skies and crisp evenings make autumn a great time to wrap up for stargazing in the UK’s newest International Dark Skies Reserve. Whether you want to head for heathland or set up camp on the coast, be inspired by our […]

Walk to school

October 5th, 2016

October is International Walk to School Month (IWALK). For some walking to school isn’t possible and for many others it isn’t simple but did you know the average school run costs, on average, more than £400 per year? Walking to school also helps reduce traffic congestion, air pollution and carbon emissions and increased physical activity […]

Secrets of the High Woods Revealed: A celebratory Conference

September 16th, 2016

On Friday 23 September the Secrets of the High Woods project findings will be revealed with a conference at the South Downs Centre in Midhurst. The project has used LiDAR mapping, oral histories, archival research and archaeological excavations to discover the hidden archaeology hidden beneath the landscape of the South Downs. There will be talks […]

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