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Let’s talk loneliness – five ways the National Park can help

June 17th, 2019

Feeling lonely or isolated can affect anyone, at any age. For decades there’s been a stigma attached to this basic human emotion, but the tide seems to be turning with people now talking far more openly about their mental health and well-being. The statistics are an eye-opener. There are 1.2 million chronically lonely older people […]

New ‘Miles Without Stiles’ routes for Ditchling Beacon

June 14th, 2019

Enjoy stunning 360 degree views from Ditchling Beacon, the highest point on the chalk in East Sussex, visit the historic Jack and Jill windmills or pay your respects at the peaceful Chattri war memorial. A new leaflet which includes two Miles Without Stiles circular routes set in a beautiful area of the South Downs National […]

Sara’s stories: Writer in Residence goes on tour of South Downs National Park

June 12th, 2019

Sara Clifford, our Writer in Residence, is touring the length and breadth of the National Park this summer as she gathers people’s stories, anecdotes and reflections and uses this material for a series of inspiring performances later this year. Here Sara reflects on her travels so far and the people she has met. Since April, […]

National Park Authority takes direct action to remove caravans unlawfully sited in open countryside

June 6th, 2019

Enforcement action has been carried out to remove two residential caravans that were unlawfully sited on an agricultural field in the South Downs National Park at Soberton, Hampshire. In a joint exercise between the South Downs National Park Authority and Winchester City Council, a specialist contractor was appointed to carry out direct action to remove […]

Leading figure in creation of National Park takes on new role

June 5th, 2019

Dr Tony Whitbread, who retired as Chief Executive of Sussex Wildlife Trust in March 2018, has returned to take a leading role in nature conservation as President of the charity. Dr Whitbread was at the forefront in promoting the need for the establishment of the South Downs National Park – a designation realised in 2011. […]

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