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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TV5996 : South Downs near Beachy Head by PAUL FARMER
TQ4606 : South Downs below Beddingham Hill by N Chadwick
TV5797 : Sheep on bridleway by Oast House Archive
TQ5702 : Dry valley from Combe Hill by N Chadwick
TQ3810 : Field near Old Lewes Racecourse by Oast House Archive
TQ4606 : Firle Bostal (10) by N Chadwick
TQ4005 : White Lane by Oast House Archive
TQ4405 : Windblown bushes, Itford Hill by N Chadwick
TQ5701 : Sheep grazing, South Downs by N Chadwick
TQ3911 : In this field there are… No Sheep by Oast House Archive
TQ3212 : Bridleway across the top of Hog Trough Bottom by N Chadwick
TQ5504 : Bridleway up the scarp slope by N Chadwick
TQ3211 : North Bottom by N Chadwick
TQ5701 : Stile at footpath junction at Butts Brow by PAUL FARMER
SU7120 : Butser Hill Trig Pillar (Triangulation Point) by Rob Farrow
SU7120 : Butser Hill - View southwards by Rob Farrow
TQ3905 : Bridleway on South Downs by Oast House Archive
TQ3911 : In this field there are… No Sheep by Oast House Archive
TQ4904 : Bostal Hill tumulus by Richard Law
TQ3211 : View across North Bottom by N Chadwick
TQ5404 : Looking up the South Downs scarp slope by N Chadwick
TQ4704 : Cows on South Downs by Oast House Archive
TQ3907 : Cows on South Downs by Oast House Archive
SU7120 : Butser Hill portrait view by Rob Farrow
TQ0109 : Monarch's Way by N Chadwick

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

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