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NEWS FEED: Landscape

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 […]

Heathland area the size of 70 football pitches conserved

June 28th, 2018

An area of heathland the size of 70 football pitches (50 ha) has been conserved over the past year through the Heathlands Reunited project –  a partnership of 11 organisations in the South Downs National Park working together to create bigger, better, more joined up heathlands. The five-year project which started in 2016 covers 34 […]

Watch our mini-documentary about Heathland in the South Downs National Park

April 3rd, 2018

Lowland heath, one of the rarest habitats on Earth, was created more than 6,000 years ago when Neolithic man began to clear the forests. The acidic sandy soil couldn’t be used for growing crops so was put aside for grazing and what emerged was a landscape of dry heath and wet bogs and within its […]

Artist Appointed for South Downs Heathland Trail

February 6th, 2018

Are you a fan of your local heath? We know many people love their heaths – using them for exercise, to walk their dogs, for play and for relaxation. Through the Heathlands Reunited project we hope to inspire you to get to know your own heath even better, visit and explore other heaths, and most […]

Who won the people’s choice?

February 6th, 2018

Thank you to everyone who voted for their favourite picture from the South Downs Photo Competition 17-18! We are very pleased to announce that the winner is Tom Hard for his photo ‘Sussex Farming’. On a misty, golden morning a small flock of sheep are caught on a hillside, looking down across a wooded patchwork […]

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