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NEWS FEED: Landscape

On the ground in May 2017

June 2nd, 2017

Don’t forget to say hello if you spot our rangers and volunteers out working in the National Park. Here’s a taste of what they achieved in May 2017. Surveyed for rare Duke of Burgundy butterflies near Winchester, found some egg-laying and occupying areas cleared last winter. Found kidney vetch and horseshoe vetch, both food for […]

Insects on the heath

June 1st, 2017

The heaths of the South Downs can charm you at any time of year but during the summer months, when the purple heather blooms, they become magical places, ripe for exploration. With so much to look out for we asked Bruce Middleton, who runs the Heathlands Reunited project, about some of the smallest characters to look […]

8 South Downs Challenges for the Bank Holiday

April 24th, 2017

As the days lengthen we all itch to get out outside and experience more of the great outdoors.  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 […]

Make the Serpent Trail your next walking challenge this Summer

April 7th, 2017

Already walked the South Downs Way? Looking for your next challenge? How about exploring the Heathlands of the South Downs by taking part in a FREE 64 mile long guided Serpent Trail walk? This isn’t any ordinary walk either, these heaths are a haven for some of Britain’s rarest wildlife. They are an open and […]

Walk with us to celebrate our 7th Birthday

April 5th, 2017

Seven years ago on 1st April 2010 Britain’s newest National Park was established – our very own South Downs National Park. To mark this special occasion the Hampshire Ramblers have organised an event to celebrate the birthday on Saturday 15th April. This will take place at the South Downs National Park Centre at Midhurst beginning at […]

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