Western Weald Revealed

Western Weald Revealed

Did you know that the South Downs is the UK’s longest National Park? The South Downs Way winds its way along the chalk ridge for 100 miles between Winchester and Eastbourne. However, even removing all the twists and turns, it is still 75 miles as the crow flies from...
West Is Best

West Is Best

The rolling, open, hills and large skies of the South Downs calm and captivate the senses. The gentle chalk landscape and images of a bucolic way of rural life, seems the very essence of Englishness. Little wonder the Downs were the backdrop of the war-time poster...
A Woody Western Weald

A Woody Western Weald

Kipling, Blake, and Woolf all helped the Eastern Downs become known as the fairest and most famous landscape of Southern England. However, not everyone shared this view. Others complained about their bare, nakedness, and compared them to “the limbs and shoulders of...
Deer Frontier

Deer Frontier

Out on a walk recently with my dog Ruby around the Mardens, at the west end of the South Downs, we stumbled across a shoot. Whilst their target was pheasant, the sound of gunshot, ringing around the densely wooded hillside, clearly had an unnerving effect on the other...