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Why "Friends of the South Downs"?

The South Downs National Park has it all – from rolling hills, glorious heathland, river valleys and ancient woodland to the iconic white cliffs of the Heritage Coast – an area of inspirational beauty that can lift the soul.


Covering over 600 square miles of breath-taking views and hidden gems, you will discover stunning, panoramic scenery stretching to the sea and across the weald as you travel the 100 mile length of the South Downs Way from Winchester to Eastbourne, culminating in the impressive chalk cliffs at Seven Sisters. The park has been shaped by the activities of its farmers and foresters, its large estates and communities, its charities and local businesses and includes internationally important wildlife, cultural heritage and lively market towns and villages.


The ‘Friends of the South Downs’ are the membership charity, working in partnership with the South Downs National Park Authority and the South Downs National Park Trust to campaign, protect and conserve the landscape of the park, so that it can be enjoyed by everyone, for future generations.


Come and JOIN US to enjoy and help preserve the beauty of the South Downs.