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NEWS FEED: Landscape

Heathland Management with the RSPB

October 4th, 2018

Wiggonholt and Rackham Woods are sites involved in our heathlands reunited project During the early autumn the RSPB Pulborough Brooks team will be undertaking essential habitat management work on their wooded heathland sites at Wiggonholt Heath & Rackham Woods. Anna Allum, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Pulborough Brooks explains more: Heathland requires regular management to […]

Shhh! It’s National Quiet Day

September 12th, 2018

Shhh! Wednesday 12 September was National Quiet Day. To mark the occasion we took 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 relates to quality of life, and there is good scientific evidence that it […]

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 […]

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