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Findon Valley Residents' Association

Protecting the interests of the Findon Valley community and the countryside around us

Photographs Of Findon Valley And Surrounding Area Taken By Visitors & Local Residents

VALE SCHOOL'S ART IN NATURE

Photographs by Verity Cullingford

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For those of us who live in and around Findon Valley, aren’t we very fortunate to have Cissbury Ring to enjoy! We were reminded of this when our son asked us to walk with him up to Cissbury Ring to show us what he and his classmates had done there on a school trip the day before.

Our son attends the Vale School and as part of their art curriculum this term, they have looked at ‘Art in Nature’. As part of this theme, the children have been investigating the work of Andy Goldsworthy, an artist and sculptor who creates his pieces entirely from natural materials.

On Wed 19th Oct, the whole of Year 6 were taken on a walk from the school up to Cissbury Ring, where they were given the opportunity, in groups, to create their very own Goldsworthy inspired pieces, utilising all natural materials found on the Ring!

So, on a clear and bright October evening, we set off to see for ourselves their hard work. We stopped numerous times on the way to look at the most spectacular views; the school and the houses nestled in the valley, and the sea in the distance.

When we got to the clump of trees at the top of Cissbury Ring, we were delighted to find so many beautiful designs! I don’t really know what I had expected, but it was astounding to see the intricacy and thought that had gone into the children’s pieces of art

We walked round and photographed as many as we could, then, to put the icing on the cake, the sunset on a beautiful evening.

We would like to thank the Vale School, in particular the Year 6 teachers, TA’s and parent helpers who went with the children on the day, and of course the children for creating such masterpieces for us all to enjoy!

Verity Cullingford

Findon Valley resident

22 October 2011

NEW FOREST PONIES ON CISSBURY

Photographs by Denise Pritchard

Grazing in the snow - January 2017

ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL

Photographs by Rene Hardman

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  • Cattle on Cissbury Ring
  • Sheep Near Cissbury Ring
  • At the local cemetery
  • Dragon fly nymphs
  • Dragon fly nymphs
  • Mmm...munching peanuts! - November 2016
  • Cattle on Cissbury Ring
  • Sheep Near Cissbury Ring
  • At the local cemetery
  • Dragon fly nymphs
  • Dragon fly nymphs

ASPECTS OF FINDON VALLEY

Photographs by Rene Hardman (RH) and John Chandler (JC)

  • Sheep grazing on a field below Cissbury Ring  to control the grass length to encourage native chalk land flowers and to increase bio-diversity - Nov 2010 (RH)
  • View from Cissbury Ring, Seven Sisters in the distance - Nov 2010 (RH)
  • View from Cissbury Ring, High Salvington in the distance - Nov 2010 (RH)
  • Sun on the Old Man's Beard, Cissbury Ring - Nov 2010 (RH)
  • A hitchhiker's guide to Findon Valley! (RH
  • Mount Carvey - Oct 2010 (RH)
  • Cissbury Ring - Aug 2010 (RH)
  • Cissbury Ring - Aug 2010 (RH)
  • Fungi on the South Downs (RH)
  • Fungi on the South Downs (RH)
  • Fungi on the South Downs (RH)
  • Fungi on the South Downs (RH)
  • Fungi on the South Downs (RH)
  • Fungi on the South Downs (JC)
  • Tenants Hill - August 2010 (RH)
  • Cissbury Ring (L) and Mount Carvey (R) - Jan 2010 (RH)
  • Sheep grazing on a field below Cissbury Ring  to control the grass length to encourage native chalk land flowers and to increase bio-diversity - Nov 2010 (RH)
  • View from Cissbury Ring, Seven Sisters in the distance - Nov 2010 (RH)
  • View from Cissbury Ring, High Salvington in the distance - Nov 2010 (RH)
  • Sun on the Old Man's Beard, Cissbury Ring - Nov 2010 (RH)
  • A hitchhiker's guide to Findon Valley! (RH
  • Mount Carvey - Oct 2010 (RH)
  • Cissbury Ring - Aug 2010 (RH)
  • Cissbury Ring - Aug 2010 (RH)
  • Fungi on the South Downs (RH)
  • Fungi on the South Downs (RH)
  • Fungi on the South Downs (RH)
  • Fungi on the South Downs (RH)
  • Fungi on the South Downs (RH)
  • Fungi on the South Downs (JC)
  • Tenants Hill - August 2010 (RH)
  • Cissbury Ring (L) and Mount Carvey (R) - Jan 2010 (RH)

VALLEY VIEWS

Photographs by David Goncalves

  • A Valley Rainbow
    A Valley Rainbow
  • Cissbury Downlands in Winter
    Cissbury Downlands in Winter
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    Chanctonbury Hill

FINDON VALLEY SCENERY

Photographs by Rob Sinclair

Sunrise over Findon Valley
Sunrise over Findon Valley

WALKING THE VALLEY WITH A CAMERA

Photographs by Nigel Marchant

  • View of Findon Valley from the Downlands
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  • View of Findon Valley from the Downlands