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NEWS FEED

Volunteer with Heathlands Reunited

September 5th, 2018

Practical management season has arrived! This can only take place between September and March each year to avoid disturbing wildlife. As we enter our third winter works season our partners need your help. During a practical management task on the heath you will probably be asked to ‘scrub bash’ which involves pulling up species such […]

Thank you for sticking to the paths!

September 5th, 2018

Ground nesting bird season ends on 15 September and we want to thank everyone for sticking to the paths on our heathlands! This is one of four pledges that owners and dogs are taking through our new ‘I take the lead’ campaign. Owners and dogs ‘sign’ a pawsport and pledge to follow these behaviours when […]

Seasons change, and so do rangers

September 4th, 2018

On his final week working before leaving the South Downs for warmer climates ranger Matt led a lunchtime walk through Midhurst Common. Volunteer Development Officer, Daniel Greenwood, reflects on their adventure, taken as part of the John Muir Award in the South Downs. ‘From the point of leaving Midhurst town centre to our return, the […]

Promoting better tourism

September 4th, 2018

The answer to the pressures of tourism is not regulation or artificial limitations but improved information and better promotion argues Trevor Beattie, South Downs National Park Authority Chief Executive. ‘The recent heatwave has generated much news coverage about the need to restrict tourists in the most popular destinations. Indeed we all experience the hypocrisy of […]

Do you know your South Downs rivers?

August 30th, 2018

How much do you know about the National Park’s rivers?  For World Rivers Day on 23 September we’ve put together a little quiz to test you. There are seven main rivers that carve their way through the South Downs National Park – can you name them? The river Itchen is 45km from its source to […]

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