Tag Archives: South Downs

A people’s charter

Today is the seventieth anniversary of the second reading of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Bill on 31 March 1949. It was a significant piece of post-war legislation. Continue reading

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Eight years old today

Happy eighth birthday to the South Downs National Park, born on 1 April 2011 as Britain’s newest national park. I was sorry to miss the celebratory event in Midhurst, West Sussex, yesterday.  It was as usual organised by the indefatigable … Continue reading

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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 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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