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NEWS FEED: Landscape

England’s Mountains Green – now on DVD

March 23rd, 2017

South Downs National Park is proud to announce that the film “South Downs – England’s Mountain Green” which recently aired on the BBC is now available on DVD. Presenter Peter Owen-Jones, a priest in the South Downs takes us on a breath-taking journey from the Seven Sisters to Winchester encompassing the whole length and beauty of the South Downs National […]

Statement on sales of countryside sites

February 28th, 2017

Trevor Beattie, Chief Executive for the South Downs National Park Authority has been involved in a series of meetings about Eastbourne Borough Council’s proposal to sell some of its downland farms. He says: “The preservation of the downland in its current open, grazed condition is an important economic asset, quite apart from the indisputable landscape, […]

South Downs gets star billing in new TV programme

February 14th, 2017

Britain’s newest National Park, the South Downs, takes centre stage in a new documentary presented by author and local parish priest Peter Owen-Jones. The programme will premiere on Tuesday 21 February at 21:00 on BBC 4 and has been a labour of love for its director Nick Stringer from international production company BigWave, based in […]

National Wetlands Day

February 2nd, 2017

Today is National Wetlands Day which celebrates wetlands around the world. These special habitats are vital for animals but also for humans, here is just a little bit of information about how important the wetlands of the South Downs National Park are… The rivers and streams of the South Downs National Park create a range […]

Championing our water

January 20th, 2017

You’re thirsty. You turn on a tap, the glass fills and you drink without a second thought. But did you know that if you live near the National Park – particularly on the southern coast – it’s the chalk of the South Downs we have to thank? Chalk is porous and holds water like a […]

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