Communicating the South Downs


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NEWS FEED: Landscape

Future of the Natural Environment after the EU Referendum

January 4th, 2017

Andrew Lee, Director of Countryside Policy and Management, for the South Downs National Park Authority: “We have read today’s report from the Environmental Audit Committee on The Future of the Natural Environment after the EU Referendum with interest. “The report sets out key challenges around the future of environmental land management. While setting out the […]

Tree with character wins South Downs photo competition

January 3rd, 2017

‘A gnarled old gentleman with twisted limbs’ and an ‘unruly veteran being judged by the neighbours’ are two ways that judges of the South Downs National Park photo competition describe the 2016-17 winning picture. The stunning detail in the black and white shot by Bill Brooks was taken in the Capability Brown-designed grounds of Petworth […]

A27: Breaking the bottleneck

January 3rd, 2017

Whether you’re a motorist in and around the South Downs or a dedicated user of public transport you will probably be aware of the various proposals put forward by Highways England (HE) to increase capacity on sections of the A27. Some argue that these are necessary to make journey times more reliable and improve safety. […]

South Downs study wins landscape award

November 25th, 2016

How do you measure the value of a view? This was the challenge set for the South Downs National Park Viewshed Study, completed by Landuse Consultants in partnership with the National Park Authority in 2015. Their success in tackling this task has now been recognised with a Landscape Institute Award 2016. The ‘diverse, inspirational landscapes […]

New guide for Serpent Trail

October 24th, 2016

Looking for a different walking challenge? The Serpent Trail is a 64-mile path which winds its way through the rare heathlands of the South Downs National Park. The new 36-page guide to the trail includes maps, historical tales and wildlife to look out for along the way. The walk will take you through beautiful and […]

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