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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TQ4704 : Bridleway to Bostal Hill by Oast House Archive
TQ4805 : Firle Beacon trig and hilltop by Richard Law
TQ4804 : Fields on the South Downs by Oast House Archive
TQ3705 : Sheep at Falmer Bottom by Oast House Archive
TQ3612 : Plumpton Plain by N Chadwick
TQ3711 : Crop field near Buckland Bank by Oast House Archive
SU6822 : East Meon's church of All Saints from Butser Hill by Rob Farrow
TQ3612 : South Downs Way, Plumpton Plain by N Chadwick
TQ4605 : The South Downs Way by N Chadwick
TQ4804 : Bridleway to Denton by Oast House Archive
TV5897 : Bridleway to Crapham Bottom by Oast House Archive
TQ5304 : Looking towards "The Long Man" by N Chadwick
TQ4405 : Red Lion Pond (dry) by N Chadwick
TQ3705 : Track at The Bostle by Oast House Archive
TQ5404 : Looking up the South Downs scarp slope by N Chadwick
TQ3710 : Sheep at Balmer Down by Oast House Archive
TQ3412 : Rolling chalk scenery by N Chadwick
TQ5701 : Footpath across the South Downs by N Chadwick
TV5896 : Bullock Down, Sussex by PAUL FARMER
TQ3710 : South Downs at Balmer Down by Oast House Archive
TQ4005 : White Lane by Oast House Archive
TQ0108 : Arundel Park by N Chadwick
TQ3212 : Fence by Hog Trough Bottom by N Chadwick
TV5697 : Footpath and Track towards New Barn by Julian P Guffogg
TQ4405 : View south from the South Downs Way by N Chadwick

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

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