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NEWS FEED

Lest we forget

August 1st, 2014

This August, the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, we are joining with communities across the National Park to remember the lives of people from the South Downs who lost their lives. Linch War Memorial Residents of Linch Parish in West Sussex turned out to celebrate the reinstatement of the Linch War […]

World Ranger Day

July 31st, 2014

Thursday 31 July is World Ranger Day. To mark the occasion we asked some of our rangers to tell us about their favourite projects. Dan talks about his work to protect our night skies Elaina talks about the work she’s doing to reintroduce water voles to the Meon Valley Mark talks about helping the Plumpton community […]

South Downs Summer Bucket List

July 30th, 2014

Schools out and so is the sun! The South Downs have a lot to offer at any time of year but some activities best or only enjoyed during  the summer. Here are just a few favourites. Count butterflies The chalk grasslands of the South Downs are a great place to spot beautiful butterflies such as […]

Community celebrates new South Downs Centre

July 29th, 2014

More than 500 people visited the new South Downs Centre in Midhurst on Sunday 27 July for a special community open day to celebrate the new facility and mark the start of National Parks Week. Many were former students and staff who had studied or taught in the building when it was a school. Around […]

Young South Downs writers mark National Parks Week

July 28th, 2014

Children from Medstead C of E Primary School have won first and second place in a competition asking them to write about ‘My best day in the South Downs’. Fred Kavanagh, age 10, won first place for his vivid description of ‘Iconic Goodwood’ and Lorna Plumridge, also 10, won second place for a sweet tale […]

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