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NEWS FEED

World Habitat Day

October 4th, 2016

It’s World Habitat Day on Monday 3 October. We’re celebrating the rare habitats we have here in the South Downs National Park. Chalk grassland Chalk grassland is one of the richest habitats in western Europe, containing a great diversity of species. You can find up to 50 species per square metre! This habitat has developed […]

SDNPA Climate Change Adaptation Plan

September 30th, 2016

Climate change is shaping up to be one of the main causes of environmental change for the National Park in the future. Its impacts on the landscape are likely to be significant and profound – though there are many potential opportunities over the longer term. It is necessary for the National Park Authority to plan […]

South Downs autumn ‘staycation’

September 27th, 2016

As the evenings draw in and the temperature drops, don’t hibernate- book a South Downs ‘staycation’. Some of the best kept secrets of this landscape emerge at this time of year, from morning walks on misty heathland to bountiful local produce and Dark Night Skies for stargazing. Our National Park has something to offer everyone. […]

Secrets of the High Woods film

September 23rd, 2016

Over the past three years the Secrets of the High Woods project has captured LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) data which has discovered a host of human stories hidden beneath the trees. This film tells the story of the project, from its inception to the volunteer experience and details the archaeological discoveries. Intrepid volunteers have […]

Improving the health of our rivers

September 23rd, 2016

World Rivers Day is celebrated on the last Sunday in September. What better time to celebrate the end of a major project to improve two South Downs rivers, the Arun and the Rother. The River Rother runs west to east through the South Downs National Park joining the river Arun near Pulborough, wich then runs […]

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