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NEWS FEED

Pondtail Wood update – 22 August 2016

August 22nd, 2016

We are aware that a for sale sign went up at Pondtail Wood last week, with an auction due to be held on 12 September. The landowner is legally entitled to sell the property. The notices stay with the land and so will transfer to any new owner. The owner should declare the notices prior […]

Vote South Downs in the Sussex Food and Drink Awards

August 18th, 2016

Look out at the South Downs and you’ll see fields in most directions. Our landscapes have been shaped over thousands of years by the people who’ve lived and farmed here and 85 per cent of the National Park is still farmland today – whether that’s cattle grazing, orchards blooming, vineyards or fields of golden wheat. […]

6 Reasons to Geocache this weekend

August 18th, 2016

This weekend celebrates Geocaching: the real life treasure hunt that combines the outdoors, exercise and technology. Find out how to Geocache now. Take part in the South Downs GeoTour and find geocaches hidden in this special landscape. Collect all 30 to earn your souvenir Geocoin. Download your GeoTour passport now to get started. Follow the […]

Find family fun at horrible heathland history weekend

August 16th, 2016

Secrets of the Heath, 3 & 4 September 11am-5pm Petersfield Heath FREE Discover the horrible histories of South Downs heathland on 3 and 4 September with the chance to join a Saxon shield battle, come face-to-face with a highway woman or fire a Roman catapult.   As well as re-enactments,a Medieval camp and rides in […]

Capability Brown in the South Downs

August 16th, 2016

Portrait of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, c.1770-75, by Richard Cosway (17421821)/Private Collection/Bridgeman Images Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, born on 30 August 1716, was a landscape designer whose style has shaped what we think of today as quintessential English countryside.  At the end of the 1600s most landscaping was rigidly formal reflecting man’s power over nature. ‘Capability’ Brown’s […]

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