News Updates

  • Benches Project Update
    As you know, we are working to improve bench provision along the whole South Downs Way (SDW) because this was highlighted by members as being something that was sorely lacking. […]
  • Looking at National Landscapes
    The Glover Review promoted a shared Landscapes Service to give a bigger voice to the National Landscapes – designated National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). In case […]
  • Historic Footpaths: Don’t Lose Your Way
    David Green, the Chairman of Access and Rights of Way Committee, is working with other organisations to identify historic footpaths and byways that may have gone unregistered. Claims can be […]
  • Tree Guards: Protectors or Polluters?
    Chris Steibelt, Trustee, is heading a new project and tells us why Friends of the South Downs have decided to launch this campaign It’s more than likely for this to […]
  • Rewilding the Downs
    Friends of the South Downs have been asked for our view on rewilding, especially in relation to the sensitive landscape of the South Downs. Glynn Jones has approached this controversial […]
  • Dark Satanic Mills
    A Weald circular walk taking in Milland and Coombe Ponds and the history of the area The cannons that sunk the Spanish Armada in 1588 were probably forged in the […]
  • The Great South Downs Sit Down
    Many walkers tell Friends of the South Downs that there is very little provision to sit down and rest along the South Downs Way, which runs from Winchester to Eastbourne. […]
  • Cycling in the Downs
    Have you ever thought of doing sections of the South Downs Way on your bicycle? For anyone not so keen on the uphill sections there are electric bikes available for […]
  • Proposed new building regulations not ambitious enough in reducing CO2 emissions!
    Towards the end of 2019 the Government consulted on Changes to Part L and Part F of the Building Regulations. This consultation set out the Government plans for the Future […]