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NEWS FEED: Landscape

A word about water

September 5th, 2017

The famous white chalk of the South Downs hills acts like a giant sponge, soaking up and storing water for 1.2 million people in the south east. The Brighton ChaMP project aims to protect this precious resource. Words by Aimee Felus The chalk aquifer of the South Downs gives us the water we drink and […]

A27 Arundel bypass consultation

August 23rd, 2017

Statement by Andrew Lee,  Director of Countryside Policy and Management, South Downs National Park Authority “All public bodies, including Highways England, must have regard to the purposes of National Parks as they go about their work. National planning guidance states that ‘major development’ (which would include building or widening trunk roads) in a National Park […]

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 […]

Wiston Estate sets out commitment to future as part of National Park

August 16th, 2017

Plans to create ‘tranquility’ zones; regenerate a quarry into a sustainable base for tourism; do more to raise people’s awareness of their impact on each other and wildlife; create a monastic retreat and travellers’ rest; and provide services and space for local businesses are just some of the ambitions set out by the Wiston Estate […]

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 […]

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