The soil here, and over all the South Downs, is a chalk rock covered with earth of various kinds and depths in different places.
Section from the north escarpment of the South Downs to Barcombe.
The chalk of which the North and South Downs are composed is a familiar example.
Will you write it in the window, with the South Downs in front of your eyes?
Again came the sound of the small bleatings from the cave on the South Downs.
It is most familiar in its application to the two ranges of the North and South Downs.
I remember the sloppy road in the Weald, and the vague outlines of the South Downs seen in starlight and mist.
The South Downs present similar characteristics on a minor scale.
The steep slope of the South Downs is northward towards the Weald.
And to begin with, I found myself crossing one of those gaps in the South Downs, each of which is held by a castle.