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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TQ4505 : View south from Beddingham Hill by N Chadwick
TQ3807 : South Downs Way by N Chadwick
TQ4905 : Animal Pen along South Downs Way by Oast House Archive
TQ3807 : Fields on the South Downs by Oast House Archive
TQ3313 : The South Downs by N Chadwick
TV5797 : Sheep at Crapham Bottom by Oast House Archive
TQ5701 : Footpath across the South Downs by N Chadwick
TQ3907 : Cows on South Downs by Oast House Archive
TQ4005 : Downland farmland by N Chadwick
TQ4305 : Wind blown bushes, Itford Hill by N Chadwick
TQ4605 : The South Downs by N Chadwick
TQ3212 : Wheat on the South Downs by N Chadwick
TQ3710 : South Downs at Balmer Down by Oast House Archive
TQ4905 : Horse Rider on South Downs by Oast House Archive
TQ3807 : Barn on South Downs by Oast House Archive
TQ3710 : Sheep at Balmer Down by Oast House Archive
TQ3412 : Western Brow by N Chadwick
TV5796 : Footpath along Dulling Dean by James Emmans
TQ5009 : Sheep on Honey Lane by Oast House Archive
TQ4405 : View of the South Downs Escarpment by N Chadwick
TQ3711 : Bridleway gate marker near Mount Harry by Oast House Archive
TV5695 : Belle Tout Lighthouse by PAUL FARMER
TQ3711 : South Downs at Ashcombe Bottom by Oast House Archive
TQ4605 : Black Cap Farm by N Chadwick
TQ4803 : Bridleway from Bostal Hill by Oast House Archive

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

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