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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TQ3906 : Fields on the South Downs by Oast House Archive
TQ4405 : South Downs Way by N Chadwick
TV5896 : Bridleway on Long Down by Oast House Archive
TQ3807 : View from South Downs Way by Oast House Archive
TQ4905 : Farmland by Bobeep Bostal by Oast House Archive
TV5897 : Pumping Station and Pool by Oast House Archive
TQ3806 : Bridleway at Balsdean Bottom by Oast House Archive
TQ4405 : The South Downs Way by N Chadwick
TV5799 : Sheep near Eldon Bottom by Oast House Archive
TQ3805 : Sheep on South Downs by Oast House Archive
TQ3412 : Cattle grazing, South Downs by N Chadwick
TQ4905 : Sheep on the South Downs by Oast House Archive
TQ4905 : Horse Riding down the South Downs by Oast House Archive
TQ3710 : South Downs at Balmer Down by Oast House Archive
TQ3911 : Offham Hill by Oast House Archive
TQ3212 : A sea of Barley by N Chadwick
TQ4505 : South Downs Way on Beddingham Hill 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
TQ3711 : South Downs near Buckland Bank by Oast House Archive
TQ3710 : Sheep at Balmer Down by Oast House Archive
TQ3705 : Walkers on Bridleway by Oast House Archive
TQ3211 : North Bottom by N Chadwick
TQ5603 : Wheat and the South Downs by N Chadwick

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

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