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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, […]

Duke of Burgundy

October 11th, 2016

The nationally endangered Duke of Burgundy butterfly is currently one of the most rapidly declining species in the UK. In 2003, only eight Duke of Burgundy butterflies were seen in the whole of Sussex. With some of its few remaining strongholds on South Downs’ chalk grassland one of our first major projects, the South Downs […]

Space Week

October 10th, 2016

Just because the evenings are drawing in you don’t have to spend them indoors. Darker skies and crisp evenings make autumn a great time to wrap up for stargazing in the UK’s newest International Dark Skies Reserve. Whether you want to head for heathland or set up camp on the coast, be inspired by our […]

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