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Discover jewels of South Downs on new buses this summer

July 10th, 2015

Some of the South Downs’ finest cultural and historic gems are being opened up to more visitors with two new weekend bus routes in the National Park this summer. The village where Jane Austen spent the last eight years of her life (Chawton); the home of the world’s first ecologist (Selborne); and the natural amphitheatre […]

Students shine at South Downs research conference

July 10th, 2015

The challenge of counting bumblebees, how to date river mud using the fallout from 20th century atomic bomb testing and the power of the British postal system at the turn of the 19th century – three hours for a letter to travel from Brighton to London. These are just some of the things discussed at the […]

Local Access Forum Annual Report 2015/16

July 8th, 2015

The South Downs Local Access Forum (SDLAF) is a group of 17 individuals appointed in a voluntary capacity to give advice to various government authorities and other bodies on how to provide access to land for open-air recreation and enjoyment. Members of the SDLAF are appointed by the South Downs National Park Authority and reflect […]

Community tapestry goes on display

July 2nd, 2015

A tapestry which captures every home in the South Downs communities of Iford and Swanborough has been unveiled for the first time. The artwork, four years in the making, was created by members of the local community with the support of the South Downs National Park Authority’s Sustainable Communities Fund. It is on display at […]

Barn owl babies weighed and counted

July 2nd, 2015

Two barn owl chicks have been weighed and ringed at a secret location near Midhurst in West Sussex as part of a South Downs National Park project to protect the threatened birds. The six week old chicks, thought to be one male and one female, weighed 290 grams and 380grams respectively. Easebourne C.E. Primary School […]

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