International adventurer gets a taste of the South Downs National Park

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International adventurer Ben Fogle has spent the day closer to home today (Tuesday, November 8) for World Responsible Tourism Day.

Cycling, trail-running, picnicking and geocaching were all on the menu in a new short film promoting the South Downs National Park to national and international visitors.

The film, launched for the special tourism day, showcases some of the high energy or more gentle experiences visitors can enjoy in the national park.

Nick Heasman, sustainable tourism officer for the national park authority, said: “With delicious local food and drink, dark skies for stargazing and 3,300km of footpaths, bridleways and byways to explore – including the South Downs Way National Trail – our landscapes and communities have so much to offer. Add in quirky local places to stay, direct trains from London and Gatwick, local bus links and bicycles or electric bikes to hire and it’s easier than ever to be a responsible traveller.”

Ben Fogle, said: “The South Downs is an area rich in natural beauty with great trails to follow and history to discover.

“What better place for a spot of adventuring?”

The film is one of a series made by Geocast TV to promote UK travel destinations.

Watch it here on Britain is Great Ben Fogle

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