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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TQ2912 : Church Hill, Pyecombe by Malc McDonald
TQ3705 : Track at The Bostle by Oast House Archive
TQ3213 : South Downs Way near Ditchling Beacon by Malc McDonald
TQ4901 : Crops at Camp Hill by PAUL FARMER
TQ5404 : Looking up the South Downs scarp slope by N Chadwick
TQ3907 : A coombe in the South Downs by N Chadwick
TQ3807 : South Downs Way by N Chadwick
TQ4605 : The South Downs Way by N Chadwick
TQ3012 : New Barn Farm, near Clayton by Malc McDonald
TQ4804 : Bridleway to Denton by Oast House Archive
TV5897 : Bridleway to Crapham Bottom by Oast House Archive
TQ5304 : Looking towards "The Long Man" by N Chadwick
TQ4405 : Red Lion Pond (dry) by N Chadwick
TV5298 : Rolling Downs by N Chadwick
SU6822 : East Meon's church of All Saints from Butser Hill by Rob Farrow
TQ3711 : Crop field near Buckland Bank by Oast House Archive
TQ3612 : South Downs Way, Plumpton Plain by N Chadwick
TQ2711 : New Timber Hill, Saddlescombe by Malc McDonald
TQ4805 : Firle Beacon trig and hilltop by Richard Law
TQ4704 : Bridleway to Bostal Hill by Oast House Archive
TQ3705 : Sheep at Falmer Bottom by Oast House Archive
TQ4804 : Fields on the South Downs by Oast House Archive
TQ1311 : Well Bottom from the South Downs Way by Christopher Hilton
TQ3612 : Plumpton Plain by N Chadwick
TQ3906 : South Downs Way by N Chadwick

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

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