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8 South Downs Challenges for the Bank Holiday

August 21st, 2017

If you’re stuck for ideas on how to experience the majesty of nature and landscape in the South Downs then look no further, set your sights on some of these challenges… Climb to the top of the highest point in the National Park – Black Down.  Apart from the view, this National Trust site has superb heathland with […]

National Park Heroes

August 15th, 2017

Do you know someone who has made an outstanding significant contribution to the South Downs National Park? Nominations for the National Park Hero award close on 29 August 2017. The winners – one from each of the UK’s 15 National Parks – will be announced at the UK National Park’s Conference in October with each […]

Dog Lovers Wanted – Your National Park needs you!

August 9th, 2017

Are you passionate about dogs? Do you love and care about your National Park? Are you friendly and enjoy meeting new people? Do you know lots of other dog walkers in your community? Do you have some spare time? We need Dog Walking Ambassadors If you have answered YES to most of the above questions […]

Summer Holiday Activities

July 25th, 2017

Keeping the kids busy and entertained during the school holidays is a perennial problem for parents but if you are anywhere near the South Downs National Park this summer there’s no excuse to be bored and it shouldn’t break the bank either. Here’s some ideas for fun and interesting  activities: 1. Big Butterfly Count If […]

Butterfly surveying in the South Downs National Park

July 21st, 2017

Written by Charlotte Wray, Assistant Ranger What better way to spend a hot July day than walking through beautiful chalk grassland surveying butterflies?! This is how South Downs Volunteer Ranger Service member John Walton and I spent last Thursday. In the Western end of the South Downs we carry out three butterfly surveys throughout the […]

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