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NEWS FEED: Newsletter

National Park Gateways

May 3rd, 2018

When Gilbert White & the Oates Collections in Selborne relaunches this May it will also become the newest ‘gateway’ to the South Downs. For a National Park with no border fences we hear this phrase a lot. So what do these mysterious portals look like and how do they have the power to magically transport […]

Explore bluebell woods in the South Downs

May 3rd, 2018

Did you know that the South Downs is England’s most wooded national park? The soils in our ancient woodlands have been left undisturbed for hundreds of years, allowing great mobs of bluebells to thrive. We asked South Downs Woodland Officer Bob Epsom where to find some. “Many people will have a favourite bluebell wood that […]

Top Tips for Tackling the South Downs Way

May 1st, 2018

South Downs Way ranger Ben not only spends most of his days out on the National Trail, he also cycled it over three days in 2015. For National Walking Month this May we asked him to give us some top tips for tackling this 100 mile long National Trail. Which direction? The official trail guide […]

Most asked: Alister Linton-Crook, Cycling Projects Officer

April 30th, 2018

Every month we ask someone involved in the National Park to answer the questions they get asked most about their work. Answering this month is: Alister Linton-Crook, South Downs Cycling Projects Officer   Can you help me attract more cyclists to my business? Providing suitable cycling facilities is a great way to entice more cyclists […]

On the Ground in April 2018

April 30th, 2018

From meeting with farmers, offering training and support to local communities, leading walks, organising and training volunteers, controlling invasive species and supporting key species, South Downs National Park Rangers are out in the National Park every weekday and many weekends over the year. Don’t forget to say hello if you spot them out working. Here’s a […]

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