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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TQ3208 : Animal feed pens, near Brighton by Malc McDonald
TQ0210 : Post Box, South Stoke by Philip Windibank
TQ3213 : South Downs, near Ditchling by Malc McDonald
TQ3906 : Cow on the South Downs by Oast House Archive
TQ3213 : South Downs Way near Ditchling Down by Malc McDonald
TQ3808 : Byway up The South Downs by N Chadwick
TQ1609 : Steyning Bowl by Christopher Hilton
TQ5601 : The Old Coach House, Jevington by PAUL FARMER
TV5698 : Pea Down by Oast House Archive
TQ3905 : Whiteway Bottom by N Chadwick
TV5896 : Stile on Footpath near Beachy Head, South Downs by PAUL FARMER
TV5996 : Wealdway by N Chadwick
TQ3612 : On Plumpton Plain by Richard Law
SU7719 : View to the South Downs by N Chadwick
TQ3906 : South Downs Way by N Chadwick
TV5497 : Crowlink, South Downs by PAUL FARMER
TQ3412 : Dry Valley by N Chadwick
TQ3212 : Hogtrough Bottom, near Ditchling Beacon by Malc McDonald
TQ5702 : Dry valley from Combe Hill by N Chadwick
TQ5603 : The South Downs scarp slope by N Chadwick
TQ3807 : South Downs Way by N Chadwick
TQ4905 : View from South Downs by Oast House Archive
SU7615 : Near Compton Down by Christopher Hilton
TQ3811 : Field near Mount Harry by Oast House Archive
TV5398 : Chalk grassland by N Chadwick

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

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