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IUCN Cat.: V
Surface Area: 164.800,00 ha
Establishment: 2010
  • Scarpata di Fulking (photo by PN South Downs)

Uniquely combining a biodiverse landscape with bustling towns and villages, the South Downs National Park covers an area of over 1,600 km2 and is home to more than 110,400 people.

Recognised as an area of outstanding beauty, the South Downs is also home to a multitude of vibrant working communities steeped in history and traditional English culture, from the ancient cathedral city of Winchester in the west to the bustling market town of Lewes in the east.

Here you can walk, cycle or horse ride along the South Downs Way, enjoy traditional ales in an English country pub, visit arts and crafts festivals at Winchester, Brighton and Arundel, and watch spectacular performances at the world famous Glyndebourne.

Whatever you are looking to do, for residents and visitors alike, the South Downs National Park offers a multitude of things to see and enjoy.

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