Enhancing Your South Downs
This land is your land
These are your hills and valleys, your views and your landscapes. Help support their present and future.
The South Downs is an understated, tranquil oasis. From the gentle rolling hills of Hampshire to the iconic white cliffs of East Sussex, the South Downs National Park’s landscapes cover 1,600km2 of beautiful and breath-taking views, rich wildlife and glorious English countryside.
We are an independent charity increasing support for our much loved landscape
School Travel Grant
We are supporting more children from low income families to experience learning outside the classroom in the South Downs National Park.
Apprentice Ranger Programme
Some of the traditional skills and knowledge needed to preserve our landscape, such as flint stone walling or traditional hedge laying, are in decline.
Please help us improve habitat for bees, butterflies and other pollinators by donating to the Bee-lines project.
The iconic chalk grassland of the South Downs attracts a multitude of bees and butterflies with its array of stunning wildflowers. However, with a continuing deterioration in chalk grassland these key pollinating species are on the decline and in need of our support.
The Bee-lines project will improve habitat for these important pollinators by restoring chalk grassland, conservation grazing, improved roadside verge management, work with schools and other organisation in the community and through creating wildlife corridors through farmland.
About the south downs
national park trust
The South Downs National Park Trust is the official charity of the South Downs National Park. We are independent from the National Park Authority, governed by an autonomous and experienced board of trustees who oversee our work.
We are small but have big ambitions. We want to see more land managed for wildlife, more rare habitats protected, more local communities thriving and more people able to access and enjoy their National Park. This requires more investment and we want to secure and direct the substantial goodwill that exists for the South Downs to places where it can make a real difference.