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NEWS FEED: Learning

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 […]

Secrets of the High Woods film

September 23rd, 2016

Over the past three years the Secrets of the High Woods project has captured LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) data which has discovered a host of human stories hidden beneath the trees. This film tells the story of the project, from its inception to the volunteer experience and details the archaeological discoveries. Intrepid volunteers have […]

Lynchmere Heath Across the Ages Event

September 16th, 2016

On Sunday 25 September join us on Lynchmere Heath from 10:00 to 17:00 for a free family event hosted by the Lynchmere Society in partnership with South Downs National Park Authority. Discover how our ancestors used our heathlands and what you can do to help preserve them. Travel back in time with the ‘Heath across the […]

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