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NEWS FEED: Landscape

Shhh! It’s National Quiet Day

September 12th, 2018

Shhh! Wednesday 12 September is National Quiet Day. To mark the occasion we’re taking a look at ‘Tranquillity’ one of the seven special qualities of the South Downs National Park. Tranquillity is considered to be a state of calm and quietude. It’s associated with a feeling of peace. It relates to quality of life, and […]

Do you know your South Downs rivers?

August 30th, 2018

How much do you know about the National Park’s rivers?  For World Rivers Day on 23 September we’ve put together a little quiz to test you. There are seven main rivers that carve their way through the South Downs National Park – can you name them? The river Itchen is 45km from its source to […]

Free family fun and wildlife festival returns to Petersfield

August 14th, 2018

Secrets of the Heath Festival, Petersfield Heath, 8 & 9 September 11am-5pm FREE – Event Programme Discover the horrible histories and wonderful wildlife of South Downs heathland on 8 and 9 September as the Secrets of the Heath festival returns to Petersfield. Join a Saxon shield battle, come face-to-face with a highway woman and meet […]

Research on crops to protect South Downs water

August 6th, 2018

Research funded through the Brighton ChaMP partnership shows that farmers who plant different crops can help reduce nitrogen pollution in South Downs National Park water. The South Downs’ rivers and aquifers are an integral part of the South Downs landscapes, relied on by 1.2 million people as well as the wildlife that lives here. But […]

Heathlands inspired stone carving workshops

July 12th, 2018

Local community groups and schools have been invited to take part in free stone carving workshops with Graeme Mitcheson, the appointed artist for the Heathlands Reunited project. Graeme will be creating works linking seven heathland sites in the South Downs National Park and has been commissioned to create the seven pieces as part of the […]

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