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NEWS FEED: Newsletter

A day in the life of a South Downs ranger

July 5th, 2018

World Ranger Day on 31 July is an annual celebration of the work that rangers do across the globe. To mark the occasion Charlotte Wray, Assistant Ranger, shares a day in her life. No two days are the same, just as no two rangers are the same – the diversity of the job keeps us […]

Community Heroes: Meon Valley Archaeological Heritage Group

July 5th, 2018

You could travel along the A32 at Exton a hundred times and still have no idea that you’d passed through the centre of an archaeological treasure but, thanks to the Meon Valley Archaeological Heritage Group, we now know a lot more about life here 2,000 years ago. The remains of a hall found on one […]

South Downs Rangers on Tour

July 5th, 2018

With the long school holidays on the horizon we’re joining our fellow National Parks across the country to celebrate National Parks Week, from 23 to 29 July. Look out for our rangers – coming to a town centre near you! There are 15 National Parks in the UK and from the Cairngorms in Scotland to […]

How to make a meadow

July 5th, 2018

Four years ago, South Downs Way ranger Ben Bessant and National Park ranger Jan Knowlson set themselves the challenge of turning a large patch of nettles into a wildflower meadow. For National Meadows Day, on 7 July, Jan tells us about their work. Words by Jan Knowlson We have lost 97 per cent of our […]

What we achieved in 2017-18

July 5th, 2018

Submitting the first South Downs Local Plan and launching a new charitable trust for the National Park are just two achievements highlighted in the National Park Authority’s Annual Review 2017–18. Over the course of the year 147 chalk grassland, woodland, heathland and river sites were maintained and enhanced; 5,221 volunteer days were given; and 89 […]

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