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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TQ5101 : Tile Barn at Frog Firle Farm by PAUL FARMER
TQ4005 : A line of bales by N Chadwick
TQ2610 : South Downs Way near Devil's Dyke by Malc McDonald
TQ3904 : Bridleway at Breaky Bottom by Oast House Archive
TQ3910 : Track at Houndean Bottom by Oast House Archive
TQ3710 : Sheep at Balmer Down by Oast House Archive
TQ3807 : Bridleway junction by N Chadwick
TQ3209 : A27 near Brighton by Malc McDonald
TQ3210 : Footpath through woodland near Brighton by Malc McDonald
TQ5702 : Combe Hill, Eastbourne by PAUL FARMER
TQ4605 : South Downs view by N Chadwick
TQ3906 : South Downs Way by N Chadwick
SU5919 : On Shepherds Down by Christopher Hilton
TQ4005 : White Way by Oast House Archive
TQ3209 : View over Coldean, Brighton by Malc McDonald
TQ4703 : Gate on South Downs by Oast House Archive
TQ3212 : Gate on a path, near Ditchling Beacon by Malc McDonald
TV5797 : Farm Building at East Hale Bottom by PAUL FARMER
TQ4901 : South Downs north of Seaford by Oast House Archive
TQ5503 : Folkington Bottom by N Chadwick
TQ2811 : Sunlight on the South Downs by Malc McDonald
TQ5701 : Gates on Bridleway between Butts Brow and Jevington by PAUL FARMER
TQ3612 : South Downs Way by N Chadwick
TQ2912 : South Downs Way near Pyecombe by Malc McDonald
TQ3211 : South Downs scenery by N Chadwick

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

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