South Downs walks celebrate national park status

South Downs National Park The South Downs became the UK's newest national park in 2010

Celebratory walks have taken place to mark the anniversary of the designation of the South Downs National Park.

The area, which covers more than 600 sq miles of countryside in East and West Sussex and Hampshire, became England's 10th national park on 31 March 2010.

The walks began from Clayton Windmills, West Sussex, Rowlands Castle Station in Hampshire and Birling Gap, East Sussex.

They were organised by the South Downs Society, which was formed to protect the landscape in 1923.

The South Downs stretch for 100 miles from Winchester to Beachy Head.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Sussex

Weather

Brighton

21 °C 15 °C

Features

  • Mother and childConstant fear

    Saving lives on the front line in the battle with Ebola


  • Dog's headCanine quirk

    The dogs that used to collect money on Britain's railways


  • Hazal Naz BesleyiciHa, ha, ha

    Why are women in Turkey posting laughing selfies?


  • Robert Graves' PoetryUnforgettable war Watch

    The writer who had a lump of granite stuck in his head


  • Hands of clergy in prayer'Two per cent'

    How many men are paedophiles - and is the same true of priests?


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.