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Gatwick gives South Downs £60,000 to help open new disabled access routes in National Park

October 30th, 2018

The Disabled Ramblers officially opened the first of a series of new ‘Miles without Stiles’ routes in the South Downs National Park on Friday 26 October made possible thanks to £60,000 support from Gatwick Airport. The South Downs National Park Authority’s ‘Miles without Stiles’ routes allow people to explore iconic scenery without worrying about obstacles […]

Fire management is focus for heathland professionals

October 26th, 2018

Heathland professionals from across the South East will meet at the South Downs Centre in Midhurst on 7 November. The Heathland Forum brings together individuals and agencies involved with heathland management and conservation in and around the South Downs National Park. Land managers, landowners, conservationists, ecologists, countryside rangers, land management advisors and volunteers will come […]

Magic & myth: Five places to get scared in the South Downs this Halloween

October 24th, 2018

Chanctonbury Ring With the remains of Bronze and Iron Age forts, a Roman temple and its distinctive ring of beech trees, Chanctonbury Ring is said to be the most haunted site in the South Downs. Stories vary but walking seven times around the ring might summon up the devil, a druid, a lady on a […]

Local businesses invited to join National Park’s ‘Visit, Give, Protect’ community

October 22nd, 2018

A new scheme bringing local businesses together to encourage customers who love the South Downs National Park to make donations to support it is being launched after the success of a pilot by Deans Place Hotel in Alfriston. Since May 2018 Deans Place Hotel have asked guests to add an optional donation of £2 onto […]

Half-term Adventures in the South Downs

October 22nd, 2018

Looking for some fun ideas for enjoying the stunning October weather this half-term? The beautiful South Downs National Park is your playground so here are some suggestions for activities to help all the family get some fresh air… 1) Hunt for brightly coloured fungi Visit the golden woodlands of Pulborough Brooks for a spot of […]

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