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NEWS FEED: National Park Authority

You say: Footpaths

October 10th, 2017

Do you have a story you want to tell about the National Park? A burning issue that you think needs to be raised publicly? We publish one story or comment about the National Park in our newsletter South Downs News each month and a response from the SDNPA. Maria Funnel from Amberley asks I am […]

Do you believe in magic?

October 10th, 2017

Memories of holidays visiting her grandmother in the South Downs have helped to shape Cressida Cowell’s new book ‘The Wizards of Once’. With Halloween around the corner it seemed like a good time to ask the ‘How to train your dragon’ author about the magic of our landscapes. Words by Cressida Cowell It is easy […]

On the Ground in September 2017

October 10th, 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 September 2017: Talked to 250 year 6-7 pupils at Avington and Bereleigh Estate about how farmers make room for rough grass strips and associated wildlife. Continued open access land […]


October 10th, 2017

What do a wooden bridge over a chalk stream, an attempt to make authentic Roman shoes, a Hilaire Belloc novel, and a community shop have in common? They’re all part of projects supported by the South Downs National Park Authority’s Sustainable Community Fund (SCF). If you have a project in the National Park. If you […]

Make great memories in England’s National Parks

October 10th, 2017

The South Downs is one of nine English National Parks that will benefit from £1m funding to encourage more overseas visitors. ‘Make Great Memories in England’s National Park’s has successfully won this funding from the UK Government’s £40 million Discover England Fund, administered by VisitEngland. ‘Make Great Memories’ is a two year project, led by […]

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