Communicating the South Downs

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NEWS FEED: Wildlife

National Wetlands Day

February 2nd, 2017

Today is National Wetlands Day which celebrates wetlands around the world. These special habitats are vital for animals but also for humans, here is just a little bit of information about how important the wetlands of the South Downs National Park are… The rivers and streams of the South Downs National Park create a range […]

Farming for the South Downs in post-Brexit Britain

January 27th, 2017

Since the early hours of Friday 24 June 2016 politicians, the media, economists and many of us ordinary, diverse Brits have been trying to understand or predict what life will be like after Brexit. For those of us involved with farming or the environment this future feels uncertain but, as with most change, life without […]

You ask: Phillippa Morrison-Price

January 3rd, 2017

What does a South Downs Lead Ranger actually do? My role is quite new, it has only existed for six months. I am one of four Lead Rangers who each manage an area of the National Park: eastern downs, central downs, western downs and Wealden heath. I manage a team of three rangers and two […]

Autumn Blues

November 17th, 2016

The autumn colours have been quite remarkable this year however, on Tuesday this week, the South Downs Volunteers Rangers from the Seven Sisters group discovered an additional colour to add to the autumnal palette. While clearing an area of scrub from Cloth Farm, Jevington, one of the group’s volunteers was intrigued to find a flash […]

New guide for Serpent Trail

October 24th, 2016

Looking for a different walking challenge? The Serpent Trail is a 64-mile path which winds its way through the rare heathlands of the South Downs National Park. The new 36-page guide to the trail includes maps, historical tales and wildlife to look out for along the way. The walk will take you through beautiful and […]

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