South Downs, Sussex, England
The South Downs are a range of chalk hills that extends for about 260 square miles across the south-eastern coastal counties of England from the Itchen Valley of Hampshire in the west to Beachy Head, near Eastbourne, East Sussex, in the east.
The South Downs are characterised by rolling chalk downland with close-cropped turf and dry valleys and are recognised as one of the most important chalk landscapes in England
Within the South Downs Environmentally Sensitive Area there are thirty-seven sites of Special Scientific Interest containing large areas of chalk grassland, historical features and archaeological remains: including defensive sites, burial mounds and field boundaries.
Photo: Finn Hopson.