The South Downs is Britain's newest National Park and stretches from Winchester to Beachy Head. Steeped in history there are ancient hill-forts, barrows, a Roman road and deserted medieval villages. The area has a rich diversity of natural habitats including flower-studded chalk grassland, ancient woodland, flood meadow, lowland heath and the particularly rare chalk heathland. This varied environment provides an excellent basis for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits, such as walking, cycling and horse riding. More Information
East Sussex offers some excellent walking with the South Downs offering many excellent routes. The coast also offers some superb walks including Beach Head which rises 162 metres (530 feet) above the Sea. In land the Weald is worth exploring with its attractive villages and historic buildings. The highest point in the County is Ditching Beacon (248 metres, 814 feet). The most important long-distance footpath is the South Downs Way which provides a basis for shorter circular walks.
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