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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TQ4605 : South Downs view by N Chadwick
TQ3904 : Bridleway at Breaky Bottom by Oast House Archive
TQ3710 : Sheep at Balmer Down by Oast House Archive
TQ3910 : Track at Houndean Bottom by Oast House Archive
TQ4005 : White Way by Oast House Archive
TQ4703 : Gate on South Downs by Oast House Archive
TQ4901 : South Downs north of Seaford by Oast House Archive
TQ5503 : Folkington Bottom by N Chadwick
TQ4006 : Cyclist on South Downs Way by Oast House Archive
TQ3612 : South Downs Way by N Chadwick
TQ3211 : South Downs scenery by N Chadwick
TQ3711 : Field near Broad Shackles by Oast House Archive
TQ5702 : View across chalk downland near Combe Hill by N Chadwick
TQ3412 : South Downs Way by N Chadwick
TQ4505 : America Farm by N Chadwick
TQ4905 : View from South Downs by Oast House Archive
TQ3811 : Field near Mount Harry by Oast House Archive
TQ5404 : Ploughed field at the base of the South Downs by N Chadwick
TQ4606 : Blossom on the South Downs escarpment by N Chadwick
TQ3710 : Sheep near Balmer Down by Oast House Archive
SU7020 : View to East Meon from Butser Hill by Rob Farrow
TQ4505 : South Downs Way on Beddingham Hill by N Chadwick
TQ3710 : Sheep at Balmer Down by Oast House Archive
TQ3711 : South Downs near Buckland Bank by Oast House Archive
TQ3212 : A sea of Barley by N Chadwick

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

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