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Hidden Landscape Trails

Hidden Landscape Trails

Beneath the ancient woodland of the South Downs National Park lies a secret landscape littered with traces of the people who have lived, visited and worked here. The woods have protected this hidden landscape with features unseen and unknown for years, even by the frequent visitor. However, recent research, including ground breaking LIDAR data of the project area, carried out by the Heritage Lottery Funded project Secrets of the High Woods  has revealed these treasures and some of the stories behind them. Come and explore this recently discovered landscape with our new Hidden Landscape Trails:


" The Downs...too much for one pair of eyes, enough to float a whole population in happiness. "