Category Archives: South Downs National Park

South Downs celebrations

I spoke at the seventh anniversary event of the South Downs National Park and called for agricultural funding to be directed to public access post-Brexit. Continue reading

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Len’s copse

We celebrated Len Clark’s immense contribution to the outdoor movement, at an event organised by the National Trust at Polesden Lacey. Continue reading

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Len the living legend

Len Clark is 100 today, happy birthday Len! Continue reading

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South Downs champion retires

A tribute to Phil Belden, who has worked for the South Downs National Park for many years and done a brilliant job for us all. Continue reading

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South Downs celebrations

The Ramblers are today celebrating the sixth anniversary of the wonderful South Downs National Park Continue reading

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South Downs National Park’s fifth birthday

We met on 4 April at Wimblehurst (the name of H G Wells’s Tono Bungay town, Midhurst), at the grammar school where Wells was a pupil and later taught. Now it’s the South Downs National Park’s visitor centre.  The occasion was the fifth … Continue reading

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Acronym soup

Until this month I had not set foot in Woolmer Forest, east Hampshire, since 3 October 2002.  That was when, as a member of the Countryside Agency board, I was asked to consider whether the forest should be included within the boundary of … Continue reading

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