Thousands visit our ranger roadshows

More than 1,500 people enjoyed learning more about the South Downs National Park as our rangers went on a tour of towns and cities across the region.

People of all ages visited our free events in Newhaven, Horsham, Brighton, Southsea, Bordon, Worthing, Crawley and Guildford.

Coinciding with the UK-wide Discover National Parks fortnight from April 6 to 21, the roadshows celebrated all that is special and unique about the South Downs with a series of fun-filled family activities, including a giant colouring wall, virtual reality experiences, and woodcrafts. Led by the rangers, the events also gave people the opportunity to find out more about wildlife conservation in the National Park.

Laura Warren, Events and Engagement Officer for the South Downs National Park, said: “We had some beautiful Spring days and were very pleased with the tremendous turn-out.

“We had some lovely comments of how people loved the South Downs National Park and wanted to see more of it. We hope the event will inspire people to get out and enjoy this special landscape that is on the doorstep of these towns and cities.”