South Downs :: Shared Description

The South Downs is one of the four areas of chalk downland in southern England. They extend from the eastern side of Hampshire through Sussex, culminating in the cliffs at Beachy Head.
The South Downs is England's newest National Park, its designation taking effect on March 31, 2010. There are many Sites of Special Scientific Interest within the park.
The area is relatively unpopulated, although along its southern periphery there is an almost uninterrupted ribbon of seaside towns. It is extremely popular with walkers, having one principal long distance footpath, the South Downs Way, and many interconnecting ones. There are three principal gaps in the upland through which rivers flow; and there are also many dry valleys along its length.
The South Downs have a long history; there are archaeological remains from Neolithic times. Until the middle of the 20th century, sheep-rearing was the main occupation of those living on the Downs.

At 886ft, Butser Hill is the highest point of the South Downs.

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SU6920 : Looking down on Upper Parsonage Farm from Butser by Rob Farrow
TQ5701 : Dry valley on the South downs by N Chadwick
TQ3112 : Signposts on the South Downs Way by Malc McDonald
TQ4905 : Footpath down the South Downs by Oast House Archive
TQ3710 : Sheep at Balmer Down by Oast House Archive
TQ3113 : Pond on the South Downs, near Ditchling Down by Malc McDonald
TV5797 : Crapham Bottom by Oast House Archive
TV5796 : Scrub on Longdown by Oast House Archive
TQ3811 : Field near Mount Harry by Oast House Archive
TQ3708 : The South Downs by N Chadwick
TQ3810 : Field near Old Lewes Racecourse by Oast House Archive
TQ5701 : Footpath to Friston Sign by PAUL FARMER
TQ2912 : A273 Clayton Hill, near Pyecombe by Malc McDonald
TQ5701 : Sheep, South Downs by N Chadwick
TQ4005 : Breaky Bottom Farm by N Chadwick
TQ3807 : Track to Swanborough Manor by Oast House Archive
TQ3611 : South Downs at Buckland Bank by Oast House Archive
TQ3612 : South Downs Way by N Chadwick
TQ3112 : Sheep on the South Downs, near Ditchling Down by Malc McDonald
TQ3907 : Calves on Swanborough Hill by Oast House Archive
TQ3412 : South Downs Way by N Chadwick
TQ2711 : South Downs Way near Saddlescombe by Malc McDonald
TV5695 : Bridleway to Horseshoe Plantation by PAUL FARMER
TQ4904 : Bridleway from Bostal Hill car park by Oast House Archive
TQ3907 : Calf on The South Downs by Oast House Archive

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Created: Sun, 10 Oct 2010, Updated: Mon, 11 Oct 2010

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