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South Downs for all

December 2nd, 2016

Even in the depths of winter being outdoors in nature can be good for your wellbeing and mental health and we believe that the South Downs National Park should be accessible to everyone. Miles without stiles are a series of routes in the National Park created to be suitable for people with limited abilities. This […]

South Downs’ dramatic war time stories revealed in new book

November 30th, 2016

Breathtaking views and tranquil, unspoilt places are two of the reasons that the South Downs was made into a National Park, receiving millions of day visits every year. But researchers looking back just 100 years have uncovered evidence of prisoner-of-war camps; docking stations for airships the size of nine double-decker buses; abandoned unexploded bombs; and […]

South Downs study wins landscape award

November 25th, 2016

How do you measure the value of a view? This was the challenge set for the South Downs National Park Viewshed Study, completed by Landuse Consultants in partnership with the National Park Authority in 2015. Their success in tackling this task has now been recognised with a Landscape Institute Award 2016. The ‘diverse, inspirational landscapes […]

Ten magnificent cycle routes

November 18th, 2016

The official opening of a new 4km shared path between the town of Petersfield and Queen Elizabeth Country Park in Hampshire this November takes the number of routes created or improved in the South Downs thanks to the Department for Transport’s national Cycle Ambition Fund to a magnificent ten. In 2013 we successfully bid for […]

Autumn Blues

November 17th, 2016

The autumn colours have been quite remarkable this year however, on Tuesday this week, the South Downs Volunteers Rangers from the Seven Sisters group discovered an additional colour to add to the autumnal palette. While clearing an area of scrub from Cloth Farm, Jevington, one of the group’s volunteers was intrigued to find a flash […]

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