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NEWS FEED: Learning

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 […]

Most asked: Jonathan Dean, Education Officer

March 1st, 2017

Are you a teacher? I have worked as a primary school teacher in central London and have also taught in outdoor education for several years. Working in both sectors has helped me understand how educators outside the classroom can support teachers to make the most of the learning opportunities in their local area. Will you […]

South Downs in Poetry

March 1st, 2017

‘A heartfelt thank you, it was a really magical and inspiring project that has helped us to lift our heads up once again and see what’s out there!’ It’s emails like this that continue our firm belief that every child should experience a National Park first hand. Contact with nature improves children’s ability to concentrate […]

Clare Balding’s poem to a South Downs Damselfly

October 13th, 2016

In August Clare Balding joined SDNPA’s Amanda Elmes, June Goodfield from the Write House and author Lynn Truss to record an episode of her Radio 4 programme Ramblings. Clare joined the group to find out about the South Downs Alphabet, an HLF-funded project celebrating Sussex heritage and the South Downs. The project was inspired by the […]

Reasons to smile in the South Downs

October 5th, 2016

These are just a few of the reasons to smile today, and every day in the South Downs National Park. Adonis blue The sight of an Adonis blue on the rare chalk grassland of the South Downs can take your breath away. But did you know the Adonis blue butterfly larvae is tended to and […]

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