Harting Down, Sussex
Harting Down is a large chalk downland situated in near the village of South Harting, near Chichester
in West Sussex, England. The area is owned by the National Trust
, and is part of the Sussex Downs
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is a nature reserve at Harting Down and it has also been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The Iron Age
earthworks at the site are thought to have served as an animal enclosure or show of wealth and power, rather than a defensive structure. The ‘fort’ is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Parts of the area have never been intensively farmed and are thus representative of the chalk grassland that once covered the South Downs
More British Natural features?
Other Sussex Naturals