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Ten things I get out of volunteering (and you could too)

December 28th, 2018

Do you have resolutions to spend more of this year outdoors, getting fit, meeting new people, or giving something back to a place you love? Kirsty Ferris has been volunteering regularly for the National Park since February 2017 and last autumn took on a new role as one of our two Youth Ambassadors so we […]

What we did in 2018

December 21st, 2018

‘Tis the season for reviews of the year. It’s been another busy year in the South Downs National Park. Here are just a few of our favourite South Downs stories from 2018. You can also see what our rangers and volunteers have been up to on the ground every month. In January we announced the […]

Five winter walks in the South Downs

December 21st, 2018

The South Downs is a beautiful place to explore at any time of the year, but there’s something really special about enjoying a walk in the countryside in the winter. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite walks, you can find all of these and more on our Walking page. Our walking […]

SDNPA responds to Glover Review on protected landscapes

December 20th, 2018

In spring 2018 the Government launched a review of England’s protected landscapes, nearly seventy years on from the creation of our country’s first National Parks in the midst of post-war reconstruction. The review is led by Julian Glover and is a ‘once in a generation’ chance to look at how these precious landscapes, our National […]

Volunteers recognised for work on butterfly conservation

December 19th, 2018

Work by the South Downs Volunteer Ranger Service to support local butterfly populations around Winchester and Petersfield has been recognised by Hampshire & Isle of Wight branch of Butterfly Conservation. Volunteer John Walton, who volunteers at the western end of the National Park, collected the branch Conservation Award 2018 ‘in recognition of an outstanding contribution […]

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