Sussex local Annabelle Thorpe recommends what to see and do in Britain’s new national park
The South Downs are often referred to as the lungs of south-east England; a much-needed swathe of countryside backed by the ever-broadening coastal sprawl. Sandwiched between London and the south coast, the rolling hills, pretty villages and beautiful landscapes have gone unrecognised for too long, but finally they are to be awarded National Park status. So what to see and do in the south-east’s new rural idyll? Here’s our pick of where to stay, eat, walk, drink and enjoy the views.