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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TQ3807 : Fields on the South Downs by Oast House Archive
TQ3213 : Ditchling Down by Malc McDonald
TQ2912 : South Downs Way at Haresdean, near Pyecombe by Malc McDonald
TQ4905 : Animal Pen along South Downs Way by Oast House Archive
TV5897 : Footpath at Crapham Bottom by PAUL FARMER
TQ4505 : View south from Beddingham Hill by N Chadwick
TQ3807 : South Downs Way by N Chadwick
TQ4305 : Wind blown bushes, Itford Hill by N Chadwick
TQ3212 : Wheat on the South Downs by N Chadwick
TQ4605 : The South Downs by N Chadwick
TQ3907 : Cows on South Downs by Oast House Archive
SU8618 : Bepton: view southeast off Bell Lane by Christopher Hilton
TQ4005 : Downland farmland by N Chadwick
TQ5701 : Footpath across the South Downs by N Chadwick
TQ3313 : The South Downs by N Chadwick
TV5797 : Sheep at Crapham Bottom by Oast House Archive
TQ3412 : Western Brow by N Chadwick
TV5796 : Footpath along Dulling Dean by James Emmans
TQ3807 : Barn on South Downs by Oast House Archive
TQ3710 : Sheep at Balmer Down by Oast House Archive
TQ2812 : South Downs Way, near Pyecombe by Malc McDonald
TQ1609 : Steyning Bowl by Christopher Hilton
TQ2711 : South Downs Way near Saddlescombe by Malc McDonald
TQ3112 : South Downs Way near Ditchling Down by Malc McDonald
TQ3113 : South Downs Way, near Ditchling Down by Malc McDonald

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

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