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Cherries, ghosts and village fetes – Sara’s round trip of the South Downs

August 1st, 2019

Sara Clifford has been on a whistlestop tour of the South Downs. She was a woman on a mission – to discover people’s stories, anecdotes, legends, myths and musings that make this National Park such a special place. From chocolate-box villages to vibrant pubs, tireless volunteers to bright-eyed schoolchildren, Sara smiles broadly as she recalls […]

Doggy delight as National Park gears up for annual extravaganza

August 1st, 2019

Canine fun for all the family will come to one of West Sussex’s most beautiful destinations. Hundreds of people are expected to turn out to the annual Dog Fun Day at the National Trust’s Woolbeding Parkland, near Midhurst. The action-packed event, between 10am and 3pm on Sunday August 11, will include a fun dog show, […]

Work begins on £5.1m restoration project at Brighton’s National Park gateway

July 31st, 2019

Work has begun on the restoration of Stanmer Park’s historic Walled Garden as part of a £5.1m project to restore Brighton’s largest park and a gateway to the South Downs National Park. Representatives from Brighton and Hove City Council, Plumpton College, Buxton Building Contractors and the South Downs National Park Authority gathered in the garden […]

Thousands enjoy Wild Chalk 2019

July 31st, 2019

More than 1,700 people came to the Wild Chalk event at East Brighton Park to learn more about our amazing chalk grasslands. The popular event, now in its second year, was organised by the South Downs National Park Authority and Brighton and Hove City Council rangers. With the support of local BHCC ranger, Paul Gorringe, […]

A day in the life of a South Downs National Park Ranger

July 31st, 2019

What’s it really like being a ranger for the South Downs National Park and does the reality match the perception? We caught up with  Phillippa Morrison-Price, Lead Ranger for the Eastern Downs, to find out more. What’s it like being a ranger for the South Downs National Park? I love it!  The people, the landscape […]

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