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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TQ3805 : Inside Barn at Pickers Hill by Oast House Archive
TQ0109 : Arundel Park by N Chadwick
TQ3805 : Walkers on the South Downs by Oast House Archive
TQ4803 : Bridleway from Bostal Hill by Oast House Archive
TQ3213 : Home Bottom by N Chadwick
TQ4605 : Black Cap Farm by N Chadwick
TQ3711 : South Downs at Ashcombe Bottom by Oast House Archive
TQ3807 : Chalk grassland by N Chadwick
TQ0108 : Valley, Arundel Park by N Chadwick
TQ3012 : South Downs Way near Pyecombe by Malc McDonald
TQ3811 : South Downs near Lewes by Oast House Archive
TQ4105 : Cricketing Bottom by N Chadwick
TQ0108 : Dry valley, Arundel Park by N Chadwick
TQ4309 : Cloud cover at Oxteddle Bottom by Oast House Archive
TQ3213 : South Downs near Ditchling Beacon by Malc McDonald
TQ3907 : Cows on South Downs by Oast House Archive
TQ4901 : Footpath near The Comp by PAUL FARMER
SU7120 : Butser Hill portrait view by Rob Farrow
TQ2711 : South Downs Way near Saddlescombe by Malc McDonald
TQ0109 : Monarch's Way by N Chadwick
TQ3013 : Public footpath near Clayton by Malc McDonald
TQ4805 : Sheep on South Downs by Oast House Archive
TQ2912 : South Downs Way crossing the A273 near Pyecombe by Malc McDonald
TQ3211 : Bridleway above North Bottom by N Chadwick
TQ3911 : South Downs Bridleway by N Chadwick

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

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