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NEWS FEED: Sustainable Transport

Facing 2017 with resolve

December 16th, 2016

For many people 2016 was a bumpy ride but whatever’s around the corner for 2017 we’re determined to at least start it well. If you feel the same please join us in making some South Downs resolutions: Make nature part of every day For the past two years we’ve joined in the Wildlife Trust’s ‘30 […]

Ten magnificent cycle routes

November 18th, 2016

The official opening of a new 4km shared path between the town of Petersfield and Queen Elizabeth Country Park in Hampshire this November takes the number of routes created or improved in the South Downs thanks to the Department for Transport’s national Cycle Ambition Fund to a magnificent ten. In 2013 we successfully bid for […]

Ben Fogle adventures in the South Downs

November 7th, 2016

Cycling, trail-running, picnicking and geocaching are all on the menu for adventurer Ben Fogle in a new short film promoting the South Downs National Park to national and international visitors. The film, launched for World Responsible Tourism Day on 9 November, showcases just some of the high energy or more gentle experiences visitors can enjoy […]

Free guide makes South Downs Way ‘bite-sized’

October 21st, 2016

The 100 mile South Downs Way national trail just became bite-sized with the launch of a new free guide breaking it into easily accessible day and weekend walks. With twelve different walks graded from ‘moderate’ to ‘challenging’ which all start and end at bus stops or train stations, the guide makes it easier to take […]

Walk to school

October 5th, 2016

October is International Walk to School Month (IWALK). For some walking to school isn’t possible and for many others it isn’t simple but did you know the average school run costs, on average, more than £400 per year? Walking to school also helps reduce traffic congestion, air pollution and carbon emissions and increased physical activity […]

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