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Hugh Bonneville launches new charity for South Downs National Park

October 16th, 2017

Hugh Bonneville showed his support for the South Downs National Park Trust, a new charity launching today, 16 October 2017. Joining charity trustee Toni Shaw he helped monitor the health of a local chalk stream, just one example of the kind of work the charity will support. Hugh Bonneville said: “The South Downs has been […]

Most asked: Margaret Paren, Chair of the SDNPA

October 10th, 2017

Next month’s Q&A will feature Matthew Bates from our Local Plan team. If you have any questions for him, please email by 25 October. If there is a specific area of work you’d like to see covered, please email us using the same address. Answering this month is: Margaret Paren, Chair of the SDNPA […]

You say: Footpaths

October 10th, 2017

Do you have a story you want to tell about the National Park? A burning issue that you think needs to be raised publicly? We publish one story or comment about the National Park in our newsletter South Downs News each month and a response from the SDNPA. Maria Funnel from Amberley asks I am […]

Magic & myth: Five places to get scared in the South Downs this Halloween

October 10th, 2017

With the remains of Bronze and Iron Age forts, a Roman temple and its distinctive ring of beech trees, Chanctonbury Ring is said to be the most haunted site in the South Downs. Stories vary but walking seven times around the ring might summon up the devil, a druid, a lady on a white horse […]

Do you believe in magic?

October 10th, 2017

Memories of holidays visiting her grandmother in the South Downs have helped to shape Cressida Cowell’s new book ‘The Wizards of Once’. With Halloween around the corner it seemed like a good time to ask the ‘How to train your dragon’ author about the magic of our landscapes. Words by Cressida Cowell It is easy […]

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