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NEWS FEED: Newsletter

Romance is in the air: Five ideas for Valentine’s Day in the South Downs

February 8th, 2019

The beautiful landscape of the South Downs has inspired many tales of romance, including the distinguished novelist Jane Austen. With so many impressive venues and inspiring locations, couples are spoilt for choice in the National Park. Here are five ideas on how to celebrate the special day this February: Afternoon tea at Goodwood House Who […]

Telling the story of the South Downs – Writer in Residence is announced

February 8th, 2019

Applause Rural Touring and the South Downs National Park Authority are delighted to announce an exciting new project to support a creative Writer in Residence. Playwright and community arts practitioner Sara Clifford will work closely with communities across the National Park this Spring, gathering material on what it means to local residents to live in […]

Invitation to maunder

January 7th, 2019

Words by Andy Beattie, Countryside & Policy Manager for the South Downs National Park Authority How do you draw the sound of jackdaws encountered on a walk? Or portray the direction and strength of wind using a wind vane? Or give a sense of shifting ground as you walk across a hillside? The new ‘Maunder […]

Save the date for stargazing and lunar extravaganza

January 5th, 2019

It’s time to get moonstruck South Downs Dark Skies Festival – 15 February to 3 March 2019 The South Downs Dark Skies Festival returns from Friday 15 February to Sunday 3 March 2019 with events across the National Park. With 2019 marking 50 years since the Apollo 11 moon landing this year’s event, which celebrates […]

An ethereal dawn wins South Downs photo competition 18/19

January 2nd, 2019

Early morning light casts shadows across an ethereal autumn mist, witnessed only by rolling hills and one small bird in Lorraine Heaysman’s winning image in the South Downs National Park photo competition 2018-19. Lorraine from Worthing in West Sussex, wins £250, for her picture ‘Autumn gold’ – taken from the hills above Upwaltham. “Lorraine’s photo […]

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