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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TQ5601 : Gate on Bridleway near Jevington by PAUL FARMER
TQ4704 : Cows on South Downs by Oast House Archive
TQ3808 : Combe, The South Downs by N Chadwick
TQ5404 : Looking up the South Downs scarp slope by N Chadwick
TQ3211 : View across North Bottom by N Chadwick
TQ3911 : In this field there are… No Sheep by Oast House Archive
TV5496 : Flagstaff Brow by PAUL FARMER
TQ4904 : Bostal Hill tumulus by Richard Law
TQ5701 : Stile onto Access Land by PAUL FARMER
TQ3807 : The South Downs Way by N Chadwick
TQ4104 : Cricketing Bottom by N Chadwick
TQ5701 : Stile at footpath junction at Butts Brow by PAUL FARMER
TV5698 : View toward Chapmen's Bottom by PAUL FARMER
TQ3207 : Public footpath near Brighton by Malc McDonald
TQ3905 : Bridleway on South Downs by Oast House Archive
TQ2711 : South Downs Way at Saddlescombe by Malc McDonald
TQ3207 : Path near Brighton by Malc McDonald
TV5797 : Footpath Sign at East Hale Bottom by PAUL FARMER
SU7120 : Butser Hill - View southwards by Rob Farrow
TQ3207 : Path near Brighton by Malc McDonald
SU7120 : Butser Hill Trig Pillar (Triangulation Point) by Rob Farrow
TQ3313 : South Downs Way near Ditchling Beacon by Malc McDonald
TQ5701 : Sheep grazing, South Downs by N Chadwick
TQ3211 : North Bottom by N Chadwick
SU9413 : St Mary The Virgin Church, Upwaltham by Philip Windibank

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

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