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Enjoy Afternoon Tea Week in the South Downs

August 9th, 2016

At half past three, everything stops for tea… Few pastimes are as quintessentially English as afternoon tea but did you know that the tradition only began in the early 19th century? At the time people usually ate just two meals a day, breakfast and dinner later in the evening. It was popularised by the seventh […]

Hidden Past Festival

August 8th, 2016

10am – 4pm, 21 August 2016, Portsmouth City Museum Beneath the wooded countryside of West Sussex and Hampshire lies a forgotten landscape, littered with traces of past communities who lived and worked in the South Downs. For the past three years the Secrets of the High Woods project has been uncovering their stories using cutting […]

Happy National Sisters Day

August 7th, 2016

While you might be celebrating your female siblings, here in the South Downs we’re celebrating some important, but slightly different kind of sisters… One of the iconic images of the South Downs National Park is the rippling wall of chalk stretching to the horizon at the Seven Sisters. These monolithic peaks and dips are the remnants of […]

South Downs Themed Buses

August 5th, 2016

Monday 1 August saw Stagecoach showcase their new livery on the no. 60 bus which connects Chichester to Midhurst. The newly decorated no. 60 now sports the iconic rolling hills of the South Downs and each of the five buses features a quintessential image of the local area – Cowdray Ruins, the Weald and Downland Museum, West Dean […]

Celebrate International Beer Day in the South Downs

August 2nd, 2016

The first Friday in August is International Beer Day! Here in the South Downs we have tipples that rival the best in the world so why not embrace the celebration by combining a walk on the Downs with a local brew or two. One of the things that makes the South Downs unique as a National Park […]

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