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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TV5497 : Gate on Flagstaff Brow by PAUL FARMER
TV5697 : Bridleway Junction Sign by PAUL FARMER
TQ3313 : The South Downs by N Chadwick
SU7615 : Near Compton Down by Christopher Hilton
TQ4505 : South Downs Way, Beddingham Hill by N Chadwick
TQ3807 : Sheep on South Downs by Oast House Archive
TQ4606 : Track to an old Chalk Pit by N Chadwick
TQ3906 : Downland farmland by N Chadwick
TQ3807 : Cows on South Downs by Oast House Archive
TQ3810 : Field near Old Lewes Racecourse by Oast House Archive
TQ4804 : South Downs by Oast House Archive
TQ4305 : The South Downs Way descends into the Ouse Valley. by N Chadwick
TV5796 : Footpath sign at Wigden's Bottom by PAUL FARMER
TQ3412 : South Downs by N Chadwick
TV5497 : Flint Wall on Crowlink Lane by PAUL FARMER
TQ3711 : Gate near Mount Harry by Oast House Archive
TQ4905 : Footpath through Public Access Land by PAUL FARMER
TQ3904 : White Lane by Oast House Archive
TQ4905 : Sign at Bo Peep Car Park by PAUL FARMER
TQ3213 : Pond on the South Downs, near Ditchling Down by Malc McDonald
TQ2711 : South Downs Way at Saddlescombe by Malc McDonald
TV5696 : Footpath at Wigden's Bottom by PAUL FARMER
TQ5104 : Fields near Church of St. Michael and All Angels by Oast House Archive
TQ4305 : Rolling downs by N Chadwick
TQ1111 : A24 and Washington Bostal at the South Downs Way crossing, near Washington by Christopher Hilton

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

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