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Following Government advice to stay safe and protect the NHS, we are working hard to continue to deliver for you. Find information here on how to enjoy the National Park virtually, and how our services are operating during this time.

Seasonal wildlife

Seasonal wildlife

Wander through the South Downs and you will discover a rich mosaic of habitats, home to many rare and internationally important species. 

The geology of the South Downs underpins so much of what makes up the special qualities of the area. 

While most people immediately think of chalk when they think of the South Downs, heathland, ancient woods, river valleys, greensands and clays are home to a whole array of distinctive plant and animal communities. 

Check out the best locations for spotting seasonal wildlife. 


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