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- Mayor's Charities Boundary Walks - search our online Events Diary for further details, next section Sunday 1st January 2012
- Starling spectacular - every evening at dusk over the piers
- Outdoor volunteering opportunities in and around Brighton & Hove
- New sheep grazing map to find sheep near you
- Help the shepherd check our sheep by becoming a "lookerer"
- Five Rings Walks Challenge from now until the Olympic Games in 2012
- New approach to farmland management - press release 2 September 2011
- No 77 open top bus to Devil’s Dyke podcast
- Whitehawk Hill causewayed enclosure on BBC Radio 4 Making History
- Tell us your views by completing a survey on your public open space
- South Downs National Park fully operational from 1 April 2011
- School farm visits organised by Cityparks, Brighton & Hove Food Partnership and Farming & Countryside Education (FACE)
Brighton & Hove owns about 6,000 hectares (14,000 acres) of countryside around the city - most of the land from Saltdean to Ditchling Beacon and around Hove towards Southwick Hill. Most of this land is in the South Downs National Park, amounting to over 40% of the City of Brighton & Hove.
Cityparks works to protect and enhance these countryside sites, particularly to ensure chalk grassland (downland) is being properly managed to preserve the many rare species that rely on it. We also seek to promote a greater understanding and enjoyment of the countryside through guided walks and other events, trail guides, talks, our annual Springwatch celebrations and on site information.
Stanmer Park is one of the main gateways to the downs, as well as the largest area of open access land, and woodland, in the city.
We work closely with local community groups, helping them manage green sites of particular importance to them. We provide advice and support from helping to write management plans to providing sustainably produced materials from our woodlands to implement them.
www.CityWildlife.org.uk is the place for wildlife in Brighton & Hove. Find out about the huge variety of plants, animals and special places for wildlife in Brighton & Hove and how you can help conserve them. This information is being added to all the time, by people like you!
In all of our work we seek to strike a balance between the needs of wildlife, historic landscape and public enjoyment.