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A series of fascinating stories from the people who live and work across the South Downs. Their lives and professions have and continue to shape the landscape we see today and their passion for the area help further our understanding of this remarkable place.

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    • Naturvetenskap

A series of fascinating stories from the people who live and work across the South Downs. Their lives and professions have and continue to shape the landscape we see today and their passion for the area help further our understanding of this remarkable place.

    Flint and Man

    Flint and Man

    Flint is never very far away when exploring the South Downs. Learn how this special material was formed and where to find it. Learn about the ancient trade in flint tools and how the South Downs was world famous for fine quality flint tools.

    Conflict and War

    Conflict and War

    The South Downs has evidence of conflict etched into its character. Learn about the important role that this landscape has played in the defense and training of the military down the centuries and how the military have shaped parts of this unique area.

    Sheep and shepherding

    Sheep and shepherding

    Sheep and shepherding have shaped the distinctive rolling hills of the South Downs for over 2000 years Find out more about the ups and downs of life as a shephe

    Farming and Agriculture

    Farming and Agriculture

    Agriculture is an integral part of the South Downs story. Listen to how modern farming continues to shape the landscape and how our early ancestors started to clear the landscape for cultivation.

    Wood and Woodland

    Wood and Woodland

    With over 20% of it’s area covered in woodland the South Downs was a vital source for building materials, fuel, food and shelter, as well as an essential habitat for wildlife.

    Chalk and Water

    Chalk and Water

    Chalk is synonymous with the South Downs. We learn about why this unique rock is is key to how the South Downs evolved. Discover how this porous rock provides us with the purest of drinking water.

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