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Tuck in to British Food Fortnight in the South Downs

September 18th, 2015

Discover the flavour of the South Downs with competitions and special offers to mark British Food Fortnight from 19 September to 4 October. Tying in with the harvest festival, British Food Fortnight is the biggest annual, national celebration of our country’s food and drink. It’s a chance for farmers, producers and sellers to shout about the […]

Snap up great prizes for quirky South Downs photos

September 7th, 2015

A first prize of £250 is on offer for the best photo showing the South Downs National Park from a different perspective. Nick Heasman, Western Area Manager for the South Downs National Park Authority and competition judge, said: “It’s amazing how the same place can feel so different depending on how you look at it, […]

Roman catapult to be unveiled for first time at South Downs’ event

August 28th, 2015

A Roman siege engine called an onager – potentially capable of firing a 4.5kg weight more than 360 metres – will get its first public demonstration at the Secrets of the Heath event in Hampshire on 5 and 6 September. Petersfield Heath will be invaded with the sights and sounds of 3000 years’ history over […]

Woodland memories wanted for major history project

August 14th, 2015

Family stories and memories of South Downs woods are wanted for a major project to uncover the secret history that lies beneath the National Park’s ancient woodlands. Secrets of the High Woods is a community archaeology project, led by the South Downs National Park Authority and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, to map the […]

Celebrating and Managing Historic Buildings in the South Downs National Park

June 22nd, 2015

On Tuesday 14th July 2015 there will be the first Historic Buildings seminar organised by South Downs National Park Authority at the Great Barn, Sullington Manor Farm, Sullington, West Sussex. Two key themes will be discussed by expert speakers – in the morning how we can investigate and understand any one of the over 5,000 […]

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