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Following Government advice to stay safe and protect the NHS, we are working hard to continue to deliver for you. Find information here on how to enjoy the National Park virtually, and how our services are operating during this time.



To keep our staff and volunteers safe, all volunteering has been suspended until further notice. 

Read our latest guidance on visiting the South Downs National Park

We depend on the hundreds of wonderful people who give up their spare time to carry out volunteer activities in the South Downs. 

These volunteers make an enormous contribution to conserving and enhancing the South Downs as well as enabling better access and supporting work in local communities.

The South Downs Volunteer Ranger Service comprises 300 volunteers who give over 16,000 hours a year in support of the National Park. Find out more about their work and how to join. 

There are also many local conservation groups across the South Downs doing important work to protect and enhance the area’s unique landscape and precious wildlife. 

You can find details of some of these listed on the Voluntary Groups page. 

Contact your local group directly to find out what is going on.


" The Downs...too much for one pair of eyes, enough to float a whole population in happiness. "