South Downs National Park

South Downs National Park Location

South Downs National Park Location

The South Downs is Britain's newest National Park and stretches from the outskirts of Winchester in the west to the cliffs of Beachy Head near Eastbourne in the east.

Although probably best-known for its natural beauty – green rolling pastures, open spaces, ancient woodlands and river valleys – the area is steeped in history and boasts prehistoric burial mounds, Iron Age hillforts and registered battlefields.

Although 85 percent of the Park is privately owned working farmland, there are still around 1,200 kilometres of public bridleway including the South Downs Way, perfect for walking, cycling and horse riding.

The Park also boast many recreational sites and country parks, including the 2,000 acre Queen Elizabeth Park near Waterlooville and Stanmer Park near Brighton.


Camping in South Downs National Park