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NEWS FEED: Get Involved


October 10th, 2017

What do a wooden bridge over a chalk stream, an attempt to make authentic Roman shoes, a Hilaire Belloc novel, and a community shop have in common? They’re all part of projects supported by the South Downs National Park Authority’s Sustainable Community Fund (SCF). If you have a project in the National Park. If you […]

Nature is good for your health

October 10th, 2017

From royal princes to sporting legends and celebrities, it’s been hard to miss recent coverage on the importance of facing up to our mental health. We spoke to Dr William Bird from Intelligent Health about the role the National Park could play in tackling health and wellbeing. In the early 1990s, as a new GP, […]

#TakeTheLeadTo winners announced!

September 15th, 2017

We’re delighted to announce the winners of our #TakeTheLeadTo photo competition! Thank you to everyone who entered and voted for their favourite image. The winner and four runners-up will receive a tasty selection of Arden Grange dog food and treats. Winner All my favourite things. In my favourite place, doing my favourite thing with my […]

Photographing the South Downs

September 5th, 2017

Autumn is a great time to take pictures in the National Park, which is why we run our annual photo competition in September and October. We asked Finn Hopson, talented photographer, gallery owner and Competition Judge about why the South Downs inspire him. The South Downs probably doesn’t top many people’s bucket lists of photography […]

Vote for your favourite #TakeTheLeadTo photo!

September 1st, 2017

Place your votes now! Our #TaketheLeadTo winner’s gallery is now live and open for votes. Pick your favourite photo of dogs taking the lead in the South Downs National Park. Over the past five months we’ve had entries on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, from sausage dogs and whippets to Jack Russells and labs – dogs […]

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