South Downs

Rosa felicia on the terrace at Alfriston clergy house

Wild coast, stunning wildlife, remarkable history - enjoy the top spots in Britain's newest National Park.

Places to visit

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Visitors playing in the sea at Birling Gap

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside...

Take a downland stroll, head down to the beach with a net find out what's in the rockpools, or take dip in the sea - the perfect way to cool off at the end of a summer's day.

Summer on the South Downs

Visitors dog-walking at Ickworth, Suffolk

Taking the lead on the South Downs

The South Downs are a great place to walk your dog, so there's always somewhere near to you where you can enjoy this rich countryside throughout the year.

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Our houses and gardens on the South Downs