Where to Find Us
Please note, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the South Downs Centre is currently closed.
You can find out more about how the South Downs National Park Authority is operating here.
South Downs National Park Authority has ranger area offices throughout the National Park with our main administrative offices being at the South Downs Centre in Midhurst.
South Downs Centre
Monday to Thursday: 09:00-17:00
Saturday & Bank Holidays*: 09:00-13:00
(*summer opening for visitor information and exhibition only, from Easter to end of October)
Get in Touch
We aim to deal with all enquiries as quickly as possible. Please help us by contacting the area that most closely matches your question, so that your message gets to the right person as quickly as possible.
For general enquiries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our main switchboard on 01730 814810.
If you have a query about a planning matter, please contact us at email@example.com
Press office contacts
All media enquiries about the South Downs National Park should be directed to the Press Office, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeff Travis, Media and Public Relations Officer
01730 819252 or 07557 853277
Ruth James, Head of Communications and Engagement
01730 819251 or 07956 664759
To enquire about work experience, or working for the SDNPA, please contact us at email@example.com
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org providing your name, address and availability
Other useful contacts
Visit their website for information on reporting unlicensed tree felling
- regulating major industry and waste;
- treatment of contaminated land;
- water quality and resources;
- inland river, estuary and harbour navigations;conservation and ecology; and
- managing the risk of flooding from main rivers, reservoirs, estuaries and the sea.
Visit their website (scroll down their page for all contact information)
- helping land managers and farmers protect wildlife and landscapes;
- advising on the protection of the marine environment in inshore waters (0 to 12 nautical miles);
- improving public access to the coastline;
- managing 140 National Nature Reserves and supporting National Trails;
- providing planning advice and wildlife licences through the planning system;
- managing programmes that help restore or recreate wildlife habitats;
- conserving and enhancing the landscape;
- providing evidence to help make decisions affecting the natural environment.
You can also contact them for advice on:
- Bats: general advice
- Bovine TB and badger control in England
- Camping and caravanning exemption certificates
- National Nature Reserves
- Open Access Contact Centre
- Suspected wildlife or pesticide poisoning
Visit their website for contacts
Rights Of Way
- Report issues with the South Downs Way National Trail at the National Trail website
For any other right of way issue please contact the relevant County Council within the National Park:
For issues with highways please contact the relevent Highway Authority within the National Park:
Lead local flood authorities (LLFAs) are responsible for managing the risk of flooding from surface water, groundwater and ordinary watercourses and lead on community recovery.
Are able to offer an extensive range of expert advice and guidance to help you care for and protect historic places.
Visit their website to find out more.