South Downs National Park

South Downs National Park

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Park Details

South Downs National Park was established in 2009, and has a total area of 405,327 acres (633 square miles, or 1,641 square kilometers).

Address North St, Midhurst, England, GU29 9DH
Phone+44 1730814810
HoursOpen 24 hours a day
Entrance FeeFree
Learn MoreOfficial Website

When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

South Downs National Park is the 1st most visited park in the country.

We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit South Downs National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit South Downs National Park is.

Our data shows the best months to visit South Downs National Park are May, June, July & August.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Park Visitsdata unavailable
Precipitation745450525050504844757175
Avg Temp464751566267727267605247
Max Temp535562687680838478706054
Avg Temp373637394449535451474137
Min Temp252526263036434338332825
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

South Downs National Park Road Trips

Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where South Downs National Park is visited.

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Other Nearby National Park Sites

From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to South Downs National Park.

NameDistance
New Forest National Park66 km
Exmoor National Park204 km
Brecon Beacons National Park214 km
Dartmoor National Park227 km
The Broads National Park242 km
Peak District National Park270 km
Snowdonia National Park316 km
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park318 km
Yorkshire Dales National Park369 km
North York Moors National Park379 km

Nearest Ski Resorts

For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of South Downs National Park:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
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Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into South Downs National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to South Downs National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
London Gatwick AirportLGWLondon, 42 km
London Heathrow AirportLHRLondon, 56 km
London Luton AirportLTNLondon, 101 km
London Stansted AirportSTNLondon, 119 km
Birmingham International AirportBHXBirmingham, 176 km
Manchester AirportMANManchester, 282 km
Belfast International AirportBFSBelfast, 548 km
Medium Airports

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to South Downs National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Southampton AirportSOUSouthampton, 44 km
London City AirportLCYLondon, 79 km
Bournemouth AirportBOHBournemouth, 81 km
Southend AirportSENLondon, 118 km
Bristol AirportBRSBristol, 145 km
Cardiff International AirportCWLCardiff, 187 km
Exeter International AirportEXTExeter, 190 km

Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.