QUIZ - Can you tell the difference between the South Downs and the New Forest?
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These two national parks will be familiar to many people, but how well do you know them?
The South Downs National Park is England’s newest national park, having become fully operational almost a decade ago.
The majority of the national park was formed by the amalgamation of the East Hampshire AONB and the Sussex Downs AONB, which created an area that covered over 600 square miles, stretching from Winchester in Hampshire to Eastbourne in East Sussex.
The New Forest gives its name to the New Forest district of Hampshire, and the National Park area which covers over 200 square miles.
The New Forest was proclaimed a royal forest by William the Conqueror;and it was designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1971, before gaining national park status in 2005.
Both locations are hugely popular destinations for locals and tourists, with many of the landmarks and settlements representing the iconic images of the Hampshire region.
But can you tell the difference?
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