The South Downs (2) Location map
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  Scene from the South Downs Way near Alfriston, Sussex, England   The South Downs.

This view is from the South Downs Way west of, and just above, Alfriston looking east to Windover Hill which forms part of the South Downs east of Alfriston. The low ground between here and the high ground of Windover Hill is the Cuckmere Valley.

The underlying chalk is evident in the white patches on the path where the overlying thin soil has been worn away.

 

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  Scene showing the path up to Firle Beacon, Sussex, England   The South Downs.

This view is from the path up to Firle Beacon from Alfriston looking back towards Alfriston and across the Cuckmere Valley.

 

 

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  Sheep grazing on the South Downs near Alfriston Sussex, England   The South Downs.

At 814 feet high Ditchling Beacon is the site of an Iron Age Hill Fort, although little of it remains, and the views from up here would be difficult to equal.

There is a small free car park almost at the summit which can become crowded on Sundays especially if the weather is good.

 

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  Cuckmere Haven from the South Downs, Sussex, England   The South Downs.

The Devil's Dyke seen from the upper end. The story goes that the Devil dug the dyke, or ditch, to try and drown the parishioners of the Weald. Scientists, on the other hand, believe the largest "dry" valley in Britain was formed in the last ice age and I suspect that they are right.

 

 

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