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NEWS FEED: Newsletter

Lest we forget: the day that Sussex died

November 8th, 2018

The battle of the Boar’s Head On 30 June 1916 more than 1,300 men from the South Downs and Sussex were killed or injured in just one day in just one battle. To mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice Sussex composer Damian Montagu and artist Russell Cobb have released a new collaborative animation remembering […]

Most asked: Daniel Greenwood, Volunteer Development Officer

November 5th, 2018

Answers to questions about a particular area of work in the National Park – some sent in to our newsletter and others that we get asked all the time. Answering this month is: Daniel Greenwood, volunteer development officer for the South Downs National Park. What does a Volunteer Development Officer do? My job is to […]

Gatwick gives South Downs £60,000 to help open new disabled access routes in National Park

October 30th, 2018

The Disabled Ramblers officially opened the first of a series of new ‘Miles without Stiles’ routes in the South Downs National Park on Friday 26 October made possible thanks to £60,000 support from Gatwick Airport. The South Downs National Park Authority’s ‘Miles without Stiles’ routes allow people to explore iconic scenery without worrying about obstacles […]

Grayling butterfly, Master of Diguise

October 15th, 2018

Once common on our hills, the ‘chalk race’ of grayling butterfly is now just hanging on in one small site in the South Downs. National Park Ranger Tim Squire tells us how ponies are lending a ‘helping hoof’ to bring the species back. The grayling butterfly is fantastic at hiding. It is perhaps the best […]

Secrets of the Heath 2018 review

October 5th, 2018

Heathlands Reunited’s biggest event of the year Secrets of the Heath took place on the 8 and 9 September on Petersfield Heath. The weather was kind and more than 2,000 people came along. Members of the partnership used their expertise to draw attention to opportunities on offer for recreation, education and relaxation on all of […]

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