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Custodians of the National Park

Custodians of the National Park

On 31 March 2011, a vision became a reality.

After years of campaigning, England’s newest National Park was born, designating 1600km2 of special landscape with its breathtaking views, unique heritage and hidden gems for the benefit of the nation. 

A decade on, the South Downs National Park is a thriving community.

From farmers, to residents, to walkers, to visitors, to volunteer groups – each one is playing their part as custodians of this amazing place. 

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" The Downs...too much for one pair of eyes, enough to float a whole population in happiness. "