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Free family fun and wildlife festival returns to Petersfield

August 14th, 2018

Secrets of the Heath Festival, Petersfield Heath, 8 & 9 September 11am-5pm FREE Discover the horrible histories and wonderful wildlife of South Downs heathland on 8 and 9 September as the Secrets of the Heath festival returns to Petersfield. Join a Saxon shield battle, come face-to-face with a highway woman and meet the snakes & […]

Count butterflies in the South Downs

July 20th, 2018

The Big Butterfly Count needs your help with its annual survey of the nation’s butterflies. Words by South Downs Ranger, Tim Squire Spend fifteen minutes sitting in the sun and, while you are there, count some butterflies. What an easy way to help some of the National Park’s most iconic species. Don’t take my word […]

Heathlands inspired stone carving workshops

July 12th, 2018

Local community groups and schools have been invited to take part in free stone carving workshops with Graeme Mitcheson, the appointed artist for the Heathlands Reunited project. Graeme will be creating works linking seven heathland sites in the South Downs National Park and has been commissioned to create the seven pieces as part of the […]

South Downs Rangers on Tour

July 5th, 2018

With the long school holidays on the horizon we’re joining our fellow National Parks across the country to celebrate National Parks Week, from 23 to 29 July. Look out for our rangers – coming to a town centre near you! There are 15 National Parks in the UK and from the Cairngorms in Scotland to […]

Primary school pupils take part in John Muir Award

June 19th, 2018

Pupils at Bury CE Primary School spent four days discovering, exploring, conserving and sharing their experiences of heathland in the South Downs National Park during the Spring Term. Two trips, funded by the Heathlands Reunited project, allowed pupils to explore two heathland sites near their school. Discover: The journey started in January, in Bury Schools […]

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