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NEWS FEED

Free guide makes South Downs Way ‘bite-sized’

October 21st, 2016

The 100 mile South Downs Way national trail just became bite-sized with the launch of a new free guide breaking it into easily accessible day and weekend walks. With twelve different walks graded from ‘moderate’ to ‘challenging’ which all start and end at bus stops or train stations, the guide makes it easier to take […]

South Downs study shortlisted for Landscape Award

October 14th, 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 2015, and now shortlisted for a Landscape Institute Award 2016. The ‘diverse, inspirational landscapes and breathtaking views’ of the South Downs are recognised as one of the seven […]

Don’t get lost!

October 14th, 2016

National map reading week – 17 to 23 October 2016 There are worse places to be lost than the South Downs but even in the gentle rolling hills and mild weather of our National Park there could be consequences to taking a wrong direction. If you’ve ever found yourself halfway up the wrong hill or […]

Clare Balding’s poem to a South Downs Damselfly

October 13th, 2016

In August Clare Balding joined SDNPA’s Amanda Elmes, June Goodfield from the Write House and author Lynn Truss to record an episode of her Radio 4 programme Ramblings. Clare joined the group to find out about the South Downs Alphabet, an HLF-funded project celebrating Sussex heritage and the South Downs. The project was inspired by the […]

South Downs project wins prestigious national award

October 12th, 2016

The Arun and Rother Connections project in the South Downs National Park has won the Campaign for National Parks 2016 ‘Park Protector Award’. Caroline Quentin, Campaign for National Parks’ president judged the award and said: “How fantastic to see a project that is not only making a huge difference to the South Downs right now, […]

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