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Give thanks to South Downs Way with new donation scheme

December 30th, 2015

More than 20,000 long-distance walkers, cyclists and riders complete the 160km South Downs Way every year and many more will explore a section of it. Some for pleasure, others for the challenge and many to raise money for charity. A new donation scheme means that people who’ve enjoyed the trail have the chance to give […]

On the twelfth day of South Downs Christmas…

December 24th, 2015

On the twelfth and final day of our South Downs Christmas, look who’s drumming for us. The wart-biter cricket! The wart-biter cricket gets its name from the 18th century Swedish practice of using them to gnaw off warts. It was able to do this thanks to its strong mouth parts – yuck! The cricket ‘sings’ by rubbing […]

On the eleventh day of South Downs Christmas…

December 23rd, 2015

For the eleventh day of our South Downs Christmas, we have a lovely festive song thanks to the South Downs Folk Singers. As you can see from the photo there are slightly more than eleven of them. Listen to them singing their pipes out on this rendition of Sweet Chiming Bells, recorded at their monthly meeting in […]

Season’s greetings

December 23rd, 2015

Wishing you a very happy Christmas and a new year full of outdoors, adventures, local food & drink, wildlife and heritage. From everyone at the South Downs National Park Authority

Next link in Centurion Way opens for walkers and cyclists

December 22nd, 2015

A 2.5km stretch of new and improved path is opening up year-round access for walkers and cyclists of all abilities from Chichester into the heart of the South Downs National Park. The new section of the Centurion Way was officially opened by Trevor Beattie, CEO for the South Downs National Park Authority and Alex Barron, […]

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