In an article for the Guardian, award winning wildlife documentary maker, Nick Stringer, lists the South Downs Way along with the Kalahari Desert, Namibia and Yellowstone National Park, USA, in his list of top ten places to see nature at its finest.
Nick Stringer travels the world in his pursuit of wildlife, but continues to be amazed and inspired by the beauty of the South Downs. Cycling the South Downs Way, he says, is a great way to experience the wildlife of the National Park, visit any stretch and you will not be disappointed.
From Winchester to Eastbourne you can journey along the South Downs Way and experience almost all the National Park has to offer. The green rolling pastures and wide vistas are what the South Downs are famous for, but the Trail also goes though ancient woodlands and river valleys along its 100 mile length, so all habitats are catered for. Spot woodland bluebell carpets in the spring, wildflower meadows teaming with butterflies in the summer, an array of colourful leaves in the autumn and crisp frosts in the winter, nature on the Trail is interesting at all seasons.
For the full text of the article in on the Guardian website please click here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2010/nov/03/top-10-wildlife-destinations