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Following Government advice to stay safe and protect the NHS, we are working hard to continue to deliver for you. Find information here on how to enjoy the National Park virtually, and how our services are operating during this time.



The UK’s youngest and most populated National Park provides an extensive range of social and physical research opportunities. From pristine habitats to Bronze Age barrows, all set in a context of competing pressure from urbanisation and recreation, the potential for on the ground, impact driven research is vast.

The South Downs National Park Authority wishes to connect with academics and practitioners to ensure our work to conserve and enhance the natural and cultural heritage of the landscape is routed in methodologically robust research, using the most appropriate techniques.


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