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Experience the South Downs National Park virtually

Experience the South Downs National Park virtually

If you are self-isolating or shielding, we commit to continue bringing you the beauty of the National Park through our social media channels, website and monthly e-newsletter.

Kate Drake, our Health and Wellbeing Officer, has some quick ideas on how you can connect with nature remotely:

  • Re-watch the 2021 Dark Skies Festival. In 2021, we moved our annual Dark Skies Festival online, Catch-up with all of the talks, tours and walks.
  • Join a virtual walk. The South Downs National Park has a number of walks at beauty spots. Find them on this page and on the National Park’s video section on Facebook. You can see virtual walks of Midhurst Common, Garbett’s Wood and meet the cattle at Longmoor.
  • Enjoy our wonderful wildlife. The National Park’s Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels are a treasure trove of South Downs flora, fauna and breathtaking landscapes, including stunning footage of otters, reptiles, birds, our magical woodlands, and colourful chalk grassland.
  • Be part of the South Downs National Park community. Join the conversation on our social media channels, share images of your favourite places in the National Park and join our newsletter for updates about the National Park.
  • For parents with children at home, check out the South Downs Learning Zone. Designed for educators, this user-friendly site is packed with downloadable resources on everything from wildlife to woodlands. Why not spend a couple of hours learning about the natural world and doing one of the fun indoor activities?
  • Follow the daily wildlife diaries from the Sussex Wildlife Trust.

The South Downs National Park is a place where nature and people come together. So, let’s protect each other and nature, as we hopefully begin to move towards better days together.

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