In the south-eastern county of England lies a 250 square mile chalk hills that covers Itchen Valley Hampshire and East Sussex on both west and east respectively. This hill is called South down and bound in the north by steep escarpment. The Weald is far from the Sound Down and is part of the large grounds of the South Down National Park.
- Seven sisters country park, Eastbourne
South Downs in East Sussex has a couple of cliffs close to the English Channel and the Seven Sisters Country Park is a part of the cliffs. The number seven refers to the cliff peaks. It is backed via open grassland and a stunning river valley (the Cuckmere). It offers canoeing, birdwatching, cycling and camping is also available inside the park. There is also accommodation in a basic barn for about two people and a car at a particular and affordable price.
- Breaky Bottom Vineyard, Lewes
Breaky Bottom vineyard was planted in 1974. Although, Breaky Bottom is a small scale-family business, it is known for its specialty in producing stylish quality sparkling wines with a high reputation for excellence in the sparkling wine and Champagne market. It is an isolated farmstead set in a beautiful secluded valley in the South Downs, situated just outside the county town of Lewes. There are six acres of vines and a flock of 40 ewes grazing the surrounding steep banks. Visits are by appointment and can usually be made at short notice.
- Blackberry Wood Campsite, Streat
Blackberry Wood is a truely precise tenting and glamping web site with personal tenting glades in a wooded area setting, each one with their very own hearth pitch for the vital campfire. It is situated within the South Downs National Park, most effectively 10 miles from Brighton. The area is perfect for walking, cycling and hiking and the South Downs Way is within easy reach with a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom, as well as real beds and heating.
- Chanctonbury Ring, Washington
Somewhere in between Wiston and Washington in West Sussex lies a prehistoric castle called the Chanctonbury Ring on top of the Chactonbury hill in South Downs. Legend has it that should a person run or walk around the Chactonbury on a moonless night seven times. Then such a person will host the Devil has he bears gifts of soup, porridge or milk in exchange for the immortal soul. The offer comes with a wish and adds mystery to the hill that has existed since the late Bronze Age. Many local people believe the name Chanctonbury Ring refers to the trees and not to the ancient enclosure. The sight of Chanctonbury Ring without its thick clump of trees was viewed as a local tragedy and restoring the “ring” of beeches was a popular move.
- The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Arundel
The Wildfowl and Wetland Trust Arundel is one of the natural reserves still maintained by a charity in the UK namely the Wildfowl and Wetland trust. The 60 acre (240,000 m2) reserve is located on the foot of the Offham Hangar, part of the Arun valley in Arundel, West Sussex, England. The centre presents a ramification of habitats from round the arena for its various ‘residents’ inclusive of its re-creation of Mývatn, a volcanic lake in Iceland. With hand feeding and hides located everywhere in the centre, visitors can get close to some of the ducks. These features, in addition to the massive wide variety of habitats and one of a kind species, are commonplace in WWT centres.
- Parham House, Parham
Parham has continually been a properly-loved family home and the simplest three households have lived here due to the fact that its foundation stone was laid. The gardens – opulent, flower-filled borders, seven acres of lawns and a vast walled garden are blissfully peaceful – perfect for a picnic, or tea and a slice of home-made cake from the cafe. Complete with a Great Hall and mind-blowing Long Gallery that’s the 0.33 longest in England, over the last couple of decades, the beauty and tranquility of Parham has only changed a bit. There is a gorgeous Walled garden of about four acres surrounded by pleasure grounds.
- The South Downs Way
Regarded as one of UK’s national trails, the South Downs way is a footpath of great distance in the south of England. It is measure to be a 100 miles long covering areas like Eastbourne and Winchester. The South Downs Way passes via the South Downs a beautiful vicinity, which may additionally soon become a National Park. The majority of the direction is a bridleway and so may be used by horseriders and cyclists too.
- West Stoke House, near Chichester
The residence while considered from the south is framed via an aggregate of first-class trees which include oak, cedar, cork oak, pine, beech, yew and sweet chestnut. At the rear side of the residence are big farm homes, crinkle-crankle fruit wall and a lawn.
In the western part of South Down National Park lies the local government district of the town and city of Winchester of Hampshire, England. One of the largest cathedrals in Europe is the Winchester Cathedral and it happens to have the longest nave. It is one of the major highlights of the town of Winchester and the cathedral also boast of being the longest Gothic cathedral in Europe. The city is home to the University of Winchester and Winchester College, the oldest public school in the United Kingdom still using its original buildings.
- Good wood Racecourse
Described as ‘the maximum stunning racecourse within the globe’, Goodwood Racecourse sits on top of the picturesque Sussex Downs, only a short distance away from the cathedral town of Chichester. Hosting 19 race days a year, the spotlight of it is the Qatar Goodwood Festival, affectionately referred to as ‘Glorious Goodwood’. This 5-day Festival welcomes the world’s fine horses, jockeys and trainers, as well as attracting a number of famous faces each year who come to revel in the racing and social spectacle of summer racing on the Downs. The racecourse traces the southernmost edge of the new National Park.