South Downs National Park makes plea to be reinstated on Google Maps

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THE South Downs National Park has issued a plea to be reinstated on Google Maps.

The park authority’s chief executive, Trevor Beattie, has spoken of his frustration that the park, which stretches from Winchester in the west to Eastbourne in the east, keeps dropping off the system.

At times it can only be found through a search, yet other UK national parks show up when browsing Google Maps, such as the New Forest, Peak District and Lake District – and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty such as the Chilterns.

The park authority has posted a ‘letter to Father Christmas’ on its Facebook page given it’s now the beginning of December saying: ‘All we want for Christmas is Peace on Earth and @GoogleMaps to reinstate the South Downs National Park.’

A Google spokeswoman says the company is investigating the matter.