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With England in a national lockdown, the Government advice is to stay at home. Find information here on how to enjoy the National Park virtually, and how our services are operating during this time.

Great Days Out

Great Days Out

Our absolute priority remains the safety of our visitors as well as the 117,000 people living and working within the National Park.

Before travelling to the South Downs National Park, please read our latest guidelines on staying safe and exercising the “3 Rs” – Restraint, Responsibility and Respect

It was in the Sussex village of Felpham that William Blake wrote the lines to Jerusalem that celebrate ‘England’s pleasant pastures’ and ‘mountains green’.

Today, the South Downs National Park continues to inspire writers, poets, artists and creatives of all kinds.

As one of ‘Britain’s Breathing Spaces’, the South Downs welcomes thousands of visitors every year who hike, cycle, run, picnic and relax amongst the rolling green pastures, ancient woodlands, river valleys and dramatic coastline of the National Park.

Come, visit, stay and enjoy the tranquil beauty of the South Downs National Park.


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