The South Downs has been granted a National Park status, the first in England since New Forest, and the ninth overall. Plans for it to be designated a National Park has been laid down since 1947, but it is only today that the status has been granted, albeit unofficially. Personally as a person who has enjoyed my times walking and cycling up the South Downs, I can't think of a better location for a new National Park in Britain.
The South Downs National Park is blessed with great scenenary and trails. From the rolling chalk uplands to the river valleys of Seven Sisters, you will find it difficult to find something you do not like.