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Teachers venture beyond the classroom

April 6th, 2018

It’s a sunny afternoon in early spring and a group of teachers are crouched in a circle looking for signs of dragons. Nearby another group are learning to recognise a tree while blindfolded and in the valley below a third group are stamping on the ground to charm worms. If the laughter is anything to […]

Sign of the times

April 6th, 2018

Over the eight years since the South Downs was designated we’ve often been asked why there are no signs telling people that they’ve arrived in the National Park. But what would they look like? Bespoke signage that creates a sense of arrival at the UK’s newest National Park is to be piloted in 19 locations […]

Watch our mini-documentary about Heathland in the South Downs National Park

April 3rd, 2018

Lowland heath, one of the rarest habitats on Earth, was created more than 6,000 years ago when Neolithic man began to clear the forests. The acidic sandy soil couldn’t be used for growing crops so was put aside for grazing and what emerged was a landscape of dry heath and wet bogs and within its […]

Eight reasons to love South Downs heathland

March 29th, 2018

The South Downs National Park celebrated its 8th birthday on 31 March and we’re marking the occasion with eight breath taking clips getting up close and personal to some special heathland wildlife. Lowland heath, one of the rarest habitats on Earth, was created more than 6,000 years ago when Neolithic man began to clear the […]

Rare first edition presented to the South Downs National Park

March 29th, 2018

A rare first edition of Eleanor Farjeon’s A Sussex Alphabet, one of only 202 published in 1939, was presented to the National Park Authority on 22 March as the culmination of an inspiring project called the South Downs Alphabet. The book was generously given by Dr Peter Robinson of The Write House. The South Downs […]

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