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NEWS FEED

Tick awareness

August 21st, 2017

Please be ‘tick aware’ whenever you are in the countryside. Ticks are tiny spider-like creatures found in moist areas of dense vegetation or long grass in woodland, grassland, moorland, heathland and some urban parks and gardens. They can be found throughout the year, but are most active between spring and autumn. They feed on the […]

Wiston Estate sets out commitment to future as part of National Park

August 16th, 2017

Plans to create ‘tranquility’ zones; regenerate a quarry into a sustainable base for tourism; do more to raise people’s awareness of their impact on each other and wildlife; create a monastic retreat and travellers’ rest; and provide services and space for local businesses are just some of the ambitions set out by the Wiston Estate […]

National Park Heroes

August 15th, 2017

Do you know someone who has made an outstanding significant contribution to the South Downs National Park? Nominations for the National Park Hero award close on 29 August 2017. The winners – one from each of the UK’s 15 National Parks – will be announced at the UK National Park’s Conference in October with each […]

Pondtail Wood – works progressing under new owner

August 14th, 2017

We are pleased to report that the new owner of Pondtail Wood is working with the SDNPA, the Forestry Commission and Natural England. Works are progressing well to remove the waste and hard-core from the central/lower area of the site, in accordance with the requirements of the planning enforcement notice – this is being undertaken […]

‘Ratty’ has returned to Meon valley

August 11th, 2017

Water voles, which were once extinct in the Meon Valley in Hampshire, are now thriving again on the river and its tributaries following a five-year project to reintroduce the animal which inspired the character Ratty in Wind in the Willows. The first water voles were released at Titchfield Haven, managed by Hampshire County Council, in […]

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