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NEWS FEED: Landscape

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 […]

Insects on the heath

June 29th, 2017

The heaths of the South Downs can charm you at any time of year but during the summer months, when the purple heather blooms, they become magical places, ripe for exploration. With so much to look out for we asked Bruce Middleton, who runs the Heathlands Reunited project, about some of the smallest characters to look […]

On the ground in May 2017

June 2nd, 2017

Don’t forget to say hello if you spot our rangers and volunteers out working in the National Park. Here’s a taste of what they achieved in May 2017. Surveyed for rare Duke of Burgundy butterflies near Winchester, found some egg-laying and occupying areas cleared last winter. Found kidney vetch and horseshoe vetch, both food for […]

Make the Serpent Trail your next walking challenge this Summer

April 7th, 2017

Already walked the South Downs Way? Looking for your next challenge? How about exploring the Heathlands of the South Downs by taking part in a FREE 64 mile long guided Serpent Trail walk? This isn’t any ordinary walk either, these heaths are a haven for some of Britain’s rarest wildlife. They are an open and […]

Walk with us to celebrate our 7th Birthday

April 5th, 2017

Seven years ago on 1st April 2010 Britain’s newest National Park was established – our very own South Downs National Park. To mark this special occasion the Hampshire Ramblers have organised an event to celebrate the birthday on Saturday 15th April. This will take place at the South Downs National Park Centre at Midhurst beginning at […]

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