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Campaign to fix broken South Downs Way trail reaches 60% of target

May 1st, 2018

A campaign to raise £120,000 to carry out much-needed improvements on the South Downs Way has reached more than 60 per cent of its target with six months, and the main summer walking season, still to go. More than £75,000 has been donated to ‘Mend our Way’, a campaign led by the South Downs National […]

From the South Downs to Canada: the story of a geocache treasure

April 6th, 2018

A Canadian flag placed in a Geocache on South Downs heathland last May has travelled 14,655km to arrive ‘home’ to Alberta Canada. Along the way the flag has travelled through southern England, up to Manchester, across to the Netherlands and Germany before making it to Nova Scotia in Canada and then on to Alberta. Student […]

Who won the people’s choice?

February 6th, 2018

Thank you to everyone who voted for their favourite picture from the South Downs Photo Competition 17-18! We are very pleased to announce that the winner is Tom Hard for his photo ‘Sussex Farming’. On a misty, golden morning a small flock of sheep are caught on a hillside, looking down across a wooded patchwork […]

Teachers – are you using us enough?

January 8th, 2018

A new term is underway and the Christmas holidays feel like a dream you woke up from too early, but don’t panic. We have a Learning Zone packed full of locally-relevant resources ready for you to use across the entire curriculum. South Downs Education Officer Jonathan Dean shares five ways the National Park can inspire […]

Help us count the stars

January 8th, 2018

Ahead of our second South Downs Dark Skies Festival this February we need your help to measure how our dark night skies are changing by counting the number of stars you can see in Orion. Words by ‘Dark Skies’ Dan Oakley Looking up on a clear night can you see the Milky Way or the […]

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