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South Downs National Park   National park in England The South Downs National Park is England’s newest National Park, having become fully operational on 1 April 2011. Address: United Kingdom Area: 1,627 km² Hours: Open today · Open 24 hours

 

Castle Hill, Brighton   Castle Hill is a Site of Special Scientific Interest near Brighton, England. To the north-west this SSSI is in the parish of Kingston near Lewes; the rest is in the city of Brighton and Hove, a Unitary … Wikipedia Address: Brighton BN2 7LA, UK Notification: 1965 Area of search: East Sussex Area: 113.5 ha (280 acres)

 

From the top of Whitehawk Hill there are panoramic views over the city to the downs and the sea, including the Isle of Wight on a clear day. Whitehawk Camp is near the top of Whitehawk Hill. It lies between a large communications mast and Brighton Racecourse grandstand. Whitehawk Camp is a site of archaeological importance. It is the first Scheduled Ancient Monument (SAM) in Sussex.

Waterhall conservation area is about 15 hectares (38 acres) of chalk downland and scrub. It lies between the golf course to the west, the rugby club to the south and farmland to the north. It is an important recreational resource for the local population with its woodland walks and wildlife. It is also in the South Downs National Park.

Wild Park is one of Brighton & Hove’s largest nature reserves and has extensive woodland walks and spectacular views over the city. The South Downs National Park extends right into the city here. Important species-rich chalk grassland survive on the south and north-facing slopes surrounding the recreation ground and on the roughs of Hollingbury Park golf course.