Give the South Downs this Christmas

December 5, 2017

Still trying to find the perfect gift for someone special? If they love the South Downs then we have a few ideas and each one gives something back to the National Park.

For the craft beer lover

Award winning South Downs brewery Langham have renamed their Best Bitter after the National Park and 5p from every bottle will go straight to the South Downs National Park Trust.

Gift packs from £8 or add a brewery tour and tasting for £10 per person

For the tea/ coffee drinker who’s proud of their achievement

“Did I mention that I finished the South Downs Way this year?..” Yes you did, and we’re proud of you too. It’s not quite the Jules Rimet but would you like a cup of something hot in a mug with the name of EVERY hill top you scaled on it?

£10.50 + p&p from the National Trail shop

For your budding astronomer…

As if your star struck Brian/Briony Cox-to-be needs any encouragement to ‘Embrace the Darkness’! Also available in grown-up sizes because you’re never too old to get excited about nebula.

Children’s sizes £14 from Teemill, all profits go to support the South Downs National Park Trust

For a ‘one of a kind’

Old signpost markers never die, but they do need to be retired from the hills from time-to-time. And then we sell them to raise funds to support the trail.

They’re obviously limited edition, every sign is different and comes with the grid-reference of where it spent its life. The word unique gets bandied around a lot but we think it’s justified here.

Sorry, our current stock has gone but please look out for more in the new year.

From £45 on the National Trail shop

For an adventure from their sofa

Join Peter Owen-Jones for an uplifting journey across the South Downs National Park that the Sunday Times described as ‘A poetic and stunning portrait of the South Downs National Park.’

South Downs: England’s Mountains Green is now available on DVD – and if you buy it directly from the South Downs Centre in Midhurst all profits go to the South Downs National Park Trust.

£14.99 + £1.50 p&p. Drop in to the South Downs Centre in Midhurst or order on 01730 814810 from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.