Devils Dyke, Sussex

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Devils Dyke, Sussex: An historic beauty spot on the South Downs Way, named after the huge dry valley that carves its way through ridges of rolling chalk grassland. There are Stunning views north to the Weald and south to the English Channel it is Great for bike rides, walking and flying a kite there are Rare and colourful wildlife like butterflies and orchids.


The legend has it that the Devil dug the valley to drown the parishioners of the Weald. Scientists, on the other hand, believe the largest "dry" valley in Britain was formed in the last ice age.

TypeOverall vote
Earthwork castle:5.6/10
Kite:5.5/10
Walk:8.9/10
Popularity rank: #574

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Ramparts of the Iron Age hillfort

Over 2000 years ago Devil's Dyke might have been home to a small farming community but its past is still shrouded in mystery. The ramparts or walls of the hillfort can be seen as you walk around the hill.

Directions

How to get here

Car

Devil's Dyke car park is 2 miles north of A27 Brighton ring road, and just off A281.

Bus

77 bus service, travels up to Devil's Dyke from the centre of Brighton, passing the pier and railway station. Weather permitting, it is an open-top bus on Sun and Bank Holidays.

Train

Brighton - 6 miles

Foot

Devil's Dyke lies on the South Downs Way, a popular 100 mile long National Trail running from Winchester to Eastbourne.

A variety of other footpaths lead to Devil's Dyke from all directions: Brighton 5 miles, local villages Fulking and Poynings both 1 mile.

Admission

Opening times:

Never closes

Prices:

Free

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Contact

Phone: +44 1273 857712
Email: devilsdyke@nationaltrust.org.uk

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