Still time to enter South Downs Photography Competition

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There is still time to get your entry in to the South Downs Photography Competition.

The competiton, which was launched in October and runs until February 28, aims to celebrate the landscape of the South Downs with its range of habitats, stunning views and abundant wildlife.

The mild spring weather and lengthening days should make it easier for would-be snappers to get out and about and take their inspiration from the countryside of the South Downs National Park.

Three free guided walks run by the RSPB in February should provide ample opportunities to take pictures and inspire the people taking part.

Each two-hour walk gives participants the chance to explore different South Downs habitats. The woodland walk, led by RSPB conservation projects officer Richard Black, takes place at Knowlands Wood near Barcombe, on February 12 (10am).

Walks on February 7 and 21 will be at the Norfolk Estate, Arundel, and on Iping and Stedham Commons, near Midhurst.

To enter the South Downs Photography competition go to http://www.rspb.org.uk/futurescapes/southdowns/photo-competition.aspx for full details, and to have a look at the entries so far at http://www.flickr.com/photos/rspbsouthdowns/

Places on the free walks are limited, so please contact Kelvin.cooper@rspb.org.uk or call 01273 63600 to book.