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Connecting with nature – a father and son’s epic adventure in the South Downs

November 7th, 2019

Nebraska native John Lillyman and his son Dave recently walked the South Downs Way. Here’s John’s moving account of the 100-mile journey that was far more than just a very long walk. Why would a father and son travel all the way from Kearney, Nebraska (right in the centre of the USA) to walk the […]

Lest we forget – the compelling wartime story of the South Downs

November 7th, 2019

The iconic poppies of Flanders Fields are a testament to loss and recovery – a reminder that landscape recovers after unyielding onslaught, but also acts as a focus for remembrance and a reminder of loss. Likewise, the landscape of the South Downs has witnessed the impact of World Wars, from historic buildings converted into hospitals […]

Families enjoy Halloween-themed day out at heaths

November 7th, 2019

Ranger Kate Dziubinska recently took part in the National Park’s Deadly Heathlands event and gives her account of the action-packed day. On a frosty, windless morning as we set up for the day’s event, an eerie screech could be heard at Chapel Common. Could it be ghouls and ghosts preparing for hallow’s eve? Could it […]

Fundraising night for South Downs National Park Trust raises over £60k

November 7th, 2019

The home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood was transformed for ‘one night only’ as an opera house to raise funds for the South Downs National Park Trust. The evening was hosted by the Duke of Richmond and Gordon, Chairman of the Trust’s Development Board, and actor Hugh Bonneville, who lives in the National Park and is […]

Beauty of South Downs National Park inspires colourful exhibition

November 7th, 2019

“The National Park is paradise” Those were the poignant words from people who have taken part in a new arts project that aims to boost mental health by immersing yourself in the South Downs landscape. The budding artists’ array of colourful artwork and sculptures were displayed at Merchistoun Hall, in Horndean, Hampshire. It came after […]

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