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South Downs National Park celebrates its 10th birthday

January 14th, 2020

This year is very special for the South Downs National Park. It was 10 years ago that a vision became a reality. After years of passionate campaigning, England’s newest National Park was born, designating 1600km2 of special landscape with its breathtaking views, unique heritage and hidden gems for the benefit of the nation. The National […]

Full train service will provide gateway to South Downs National Park

January 14th, 2020

Campaigners are celebrating after Sunday services are set to be introduced at Cooksbridge railway station, a gateway to the National Park. Kevin Froude, from Cooksbridge Station Partnership, writes about the victory. Cooksbridge station, two miles north of Lewes, is situated right on the border of the National Park and enjoys beautiful views of the South […]

Community comes together to plant trees in South Downs National Park

January 14th, 2020

Jan Knowlson, Ranger for the Eastern Downs, gives her account of a tree planting day in East Sussex. Myself and volunteers from Seven Sisters were out in Newhaven helping the Friends of Riverside Park plant trees. The day was organised and supported by East Sussex CC Newhaven Town Council, Burley’s Landscape Contractors, Greenhavens Network, Lewes […]

Father and son’s passion for walking “in” the South Downs

January 14th, 2020

Feeling part of the landscape is good for the soul. That’s the verdict of father and son Alan and Matthew Crook, whose passion for walking has seen them compile dozens of guided walks and maps across West Sussex. Their adventures have seen them cover the length and breadth of the county and they continue to […]

Stargazing extravaganza returns to South Downs National Park

January 14th, 2020

The South Downs National Park’s Dark Skies Festival returns bigger and better than ever next month with an action-packed line-up of cosmic fun for all the family. As the National Park marks its 10th anniversary in 2020, the SDNPA is pulling out all the stops to bring the wonders of the star-studded skies to people […]

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