TQ2811 : South Downs Way near Pyecombe

taken 2 years ago, near to Pyecombe, West Sussex, Great Britain

South Downs Way near Pyecombe
South Downs Way near Pyecombe
A view eastwards along the South Downs Way near Pyecombe. The village of Pyecombe is visible in the valley while on the hillside in the distance is a windmill. The windmill is one of a pair, known as Jack and Jill. The other windmill was not visible when this image was taken, as its sails had been removed for restoration work.
South Downs Way
The South Downs Way is a long distance footpath in Southern England and is one of Britain's National Trails. It runs for around 100 miles from Winchester in Hampshire to Eastbourne in Sussex, with a small loop around Eastbourne. The South Downs Way passes through the South Downs, a beautiful area which is now a National Park. The path mainly follows old routes and droveways along the Chalk escarpment. The majority of the path is a bridleway and so can be used by horse-riders and cyclists too.
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South Downs
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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Jack & Jill Windmills :: TQ3013
Clayton Windmills, known locally as Jack and Jill, stand on the South Downs above the village of Clayton, West Sussex. They comprise a post mill and a tower mill, and the roundhouse of a former post mill. All three are Grade II* listed buildings.

Jill Windmill, built in 1821 in Brighton and moved to its present site in 1852 is open to the public most Sundays whilst Jack Windmill, built in 1866, is privately owned,
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TQ2811, 30 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 8 January, 2017   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 22 January, 2017
Geographical Context
Uplands  Paths  Grassland 
Near (from Tags)
Brighton  Pyecombe 
County (from Tags)
Sussex 
National Park (from Tags)
South Downs 
Place (from Tags)
South Downs 
Long Distance Path (from Tags)
South Downs Way 
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South Downs Way 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 284 119 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:53.5383N 0:10.4842W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 284 118
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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