Explore the lush landscapes of South Downs National Park

Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Brighton & Hove is known as a seaside city, but just a short bus ride away lies the UNESCO Biosphere sites…

UNESCO Biosphere serve as world-class examples of how we can live in greater harmony with our natural environment and the Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere is one of only a handful to include a city.

The Biosphere has over 400 square kilometres to be explored, including Constable’s “grandest view in the world” at Devil’s Dyke; two of the largest English Elm Trees in the world - The Preston Trees and the Ditchling Beacon for walks along the South Downs Way.

There are buses that go from the city centre to the South Downs countryside, and if you’re not sure about exploring on your own then So Sussex run guided walks, bike rides and other activities.

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A walker and her dog in the countrysideSouth Downs National Park © VisitEngland
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Two walkers with the Brighton Stadium in the backgroundSouth Downs National Park © VisitEngland
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