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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.

Research and Evidence Projects

Research and Evidence Projects

This page will be continually updated with research and evidence documents that inform the work of the South Downs National Park Authority in pursuit of the South Downs Partnership Management Plan. For further information on any of the documents below please email

Visitor and Economic data

Small scale visitor surveys will now be undertaken on a three year cycle, the next study will be completed in 2018. A large full scale study such as the one undertaken in 2012 will be completed every nine years.


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