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1 South Downs National Park Authority Stanmer Experience Project Katharine Hale

2 Overview of presentation - Introduction SDNPA and C8 - What is the Stanmer Experience Project? - Who is involved? - Where are we at?

3 South Downs National Park -April 2009 Confirmed, April 2011 Operation Purposes -Conserving & Enhancing natural beauty -Promoting understanding & Enjoyment Duty -Fostering the social & economic well-being of local communities

4 Collabor8 EU funded project (£400k) 8 euro partners Developing & supporting sustainable visitor economy clusters Heritage attractions, Breeze up to the Downs, Arundel Food Fest, Welcome to the South Downs Training, SEP, Go Green

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6 What is the Stanmer Experience Project? - The basic idea is for a permanent outdoors resource for different activities that provide effective exercise to enable people to become more active and stay that active - Ensuring the special qualities of the park are conserved and that the changes also benefit the local community of Stanmer village as well as park users.

7 Why Stanmer Park? -Excellent transport links -Promoted routes & ROW already present -Links the city to the country – gateway into NP -Interesting biodiversity and cultural heritage (educate) -Supporting organisations operating in the park

8 Key Steps 1.Identify stakeholders and Action Group 2.Starter trails (possible early win) 3.Central Hub of trails in Stanmer Park 4.Spoke trails further into the South Downs National Park 5.Collaborative marketing of the whole of Stanmer Park trails and special qualities 6.Alternative and innovative new uses of some Home Farm buildings to connect more people with Stanmer and the wider National Park.

9 Key milestones to date Agreement from Brighton and Hove City Council Workshop with stakeholders (Nov 2010) Identified project group Meetings with other stakeholders Identification of potential routes

10 Develop & Identify trails: Walking (Health walking, easy access) Nordic walking Cross country running Family friendly cycling Trail Development

11 Trails Project Team - Peter Williamson, Nordic Walking for Health - Katharine Hale, South Downs National Park Authority - Corinna Edwards-Colledge/Erica Bentley, Brighton and Hove City Council - Simon Tunley, University of Sussex - John and Maria Robinson, M-Cycles

12 Identification and GPS mapping of routes and route spec Feasibility discussions with BHCC and SDNPA staff Identification of interpretation and marketing Identification of funding Aim to launch trails at Takepart Festival, June/July2012 Where are we at?

13 South Downs National Park Authority, Hatton House, Bepton Road,Midhurst, West Sussex. GU29 9LU Contact us:


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