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NEWS FEED: Landscape

World Ranger Day

July 29th, 2016

It takes a special kind of species to care for the habitats of the South Downs National Park. Our rangers dedicate their time to looking after our landscapes, wildlife and cultural heritage and finding ways to help people understand and enjoy them. Our rangers have been involved in many of our biggest achievements this year, […]

The Trundle Folklore

June 9th, 2016

One of the best known landmarks of the South Downs is the Trundle, an Iron Age hillfort standing three miles from Chichester. The folklore that surrounds this historical monument tells tales of buried treasure in the form of a golden calf, protected by the devil. The first reference to treasure being buried at the Trundle […]

Volunteers Week

June 1st, 2016

The work our volunteers do is invaluable and varied; they could be clearing invasive scrub one weekend and improving access to a medieval drovers road the next. Our latest project, the Secrets of the High Woods has seen extraordinary dedication from volunteers who have been undertaking a huge range of research. They’ve collected oral histories, […]

South Downs National Park wins International Dark Sky Reserve status

May 10th, 2016

The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) have today, 10 May, named the South Downs National Park as the world’s newest International Dark Sky Reserve. J. Scott Feierabend, Executive Director of the IDA, said: “We are pleased to announce the designation of South Downs National Park as an IDA Dark Sky Reserve. It is remarkable that a […]

Dark Skies application submitted!

January 29th, 2016

Our Ranger Dark-skies-Dan and his group of dedicated volunteers have spent the past three years mapping out the quality of night skies across the National Park. He’s also attended countless parish, town and county council meetings to develop policies that will help protect our skies. All of this in preparation for our bid to get […]

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