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NEWS FEED: Sustainable economy

South Downs businesses will benefit from access to international travel markets

April 11th, 2018

Accommodation providers; tour operators; people who provide experiences around food and drink, history, culture or being immersed in the landscapes; and vintage or other transport providers in the South Downs are among the local businesses that could benefit from a new international tourism programme based around nine English National Parks. Any business owners or managers […]

Stay over, see more…

March 8th, 2018

The days are getting longer, the clocks are about to change and we’re starting to daydream about sunny spring days on the South Downs. Staying the night opens up a whole new world of opportunities – whether you’re sleeping out in the wild, stargazing or learning a new skill. Whether you have one night, a […]

Most asked: Nigel James, Countryside and Policy Manager, on farming in the South Downs

January 30th, 2018

Send us your questions about a particular area of work in the National Park. Answering this month is: Nigel James. One of four Countryside and Policy Managers at the National Park Authority, Nigel leads on the National Parks work on the future of farming in the South Downs. Why is farming important in the South […]

We can’t afford to be bored of Brexit

January 8th, 2018

Love it or hate it there is no doubt that Brexit will continue to dominate the news in 2018. And whilst it’s completely acceptable for you to use the hills, moors and mountains to escape from the headlines, it’s important to remember that the future of England’s national parks depends on the outcome. Most of […]


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 […]

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