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‘Friends of the South Downs’ support Centurion Way !

The Friends of the South Downs have expressed their concerns about plans to divert the Chichester end of the Centurion Way for the Whitehouse Farm housing development and have joined support to call on Chichester planners to protect the well […]

Strategic Plan 2016/19

The Society’s strategic plan (which sets out our key aims and objectives for the next few years) has been updated to ensure that we remain a vibrant and relevant organisation, “fit for purpose” in our passion to conserve, enhance and enjoy […]

South Downs Society interviewed about Wind Farms

South Downs Society was on BBC1 Inside out yesterday evening talking about the Rampion windfarm off the West Sussex coast vs the decision not to go ahead in Navitus bay, Dorset just off the Jurassic coast (from 13:35 minutes in). […]

Congratulations to Louise

On Saturday this last weekend Louise undertook and completed the 100Km super marathon from London’s Richmond Park to Brighton Racecourse.  We would like to congratulate her for her sterling effort. Here’s what Louise had to say when she came into the […]

A celebration of the South Downs National Park's 5th birthday

Owen Plunkett, publicity officer for Hampshire Ramblers and South Downs Society member organised a celebratory fifth anniversary event at the Park Centre in Midhurst on Saturday 4th April. The meeting began with an address from Margaret Paren, chairman of the […]

National park hosts MP fact finding visit

T The Society has today, 2 March, issued the following press release:   National park “Friends” group, the South Downs Society, has hosted a visit from shadow minister Barry Gardiner MP at Seven Sisters Country Park. The MP was responding […]

Raise money for South Downs Society through BT MyDonate

We are delighted to announce that anyone wishing to establish a fundraising event in support of the society can now do so through BT MyDonate. If you want to make a difference to the South Downs Society and organise an event to raise funds […]

Members Meeting

Held in the Norfolk Arms in November, this half day meeting was an opportunity for Council members to give short talks on particular areas in which they were involved and to encourage questions from members attending this informal event. Chairman, Robert […]

New Songs and Folklore Project launched

The traditional songs, folklore and history of the coastal region of the South Downs will be brought to life in a new project launched by the South Downs Society this week. The ‘Secret Shore’ project, which has received a grant […]


We hope you enjoyed the latest edition of the Downsman and our quarterly Walks & Strolls leaflet. You will recall we sent you two books of raffle tickets for our Grand Raffle with some fabulous prizes and we now have […]