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Dog Walking Survey

September 25th, 2018

We are seeking information on dog walking behaviour on our heathlands in the South Downs National Park. Heathlands Reunited has commissioned independent research consultancy, Collingwood Environmental Planning, to undertake a survey on this topic. The Heathlands Reunited Project is promoting a campaign, Take the Lead to encourage responsible dog walking on heathlands and other habitats.  This survey […]

South Downs Way gets smart new start at Eastbourne

September 24th, 2018

Old sign being auctioned as part of campaign to fix broken sections of trail A special way marker at the start/end of one of the most popular National Trails in the country, the South Downs Way, was revealed in Eastbourne on Monday 24 September during Eastbourne and Lewes Walk Fest 2018. The old way marker, […]

Crowdfunder: Fancy a day out with the South Downs Way team?

September 18th, 2018

A day out with South Downs Way Manager Andy and Ranger Ben is one of the rewards available as part of a crowdfunding campaign to fix broken sections on the South Downs Way as well as trails in all 14 other UK National Parks. Other rewards on offer through the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) crowdfunding […]

Shhh! It’s National Quiet Day

September 12th, 2018

Shhh! Wednesday 12 September is National Quiet Day. To mark the occasion we’re taking a look at ‘Tranquillity’ one of the seven special qualities of the South Downs National Park. Tranquillity is considered to be a state of calm and quietude. It’s associated with a feeling of peace. It relates to quality of life, and […]

New Agriculture Bill: South Downs National Park response

September 12th, 2018

Defra has announced the introduction of a new Agriculture Bill to parliament today (12 September 2018), setting out proposals for post-Brexit legislation for farming in the UK. Andrew Lee, SDNPA Director for Countryside & Policy, comments on Government’s new Agriculture Bill. “Public money should be used for public good and the new Agriculture Bill is […]

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