Devils Dyke

Devil’s Dyke is a legendary spot in the South Downs National Park. At nearly a mile long, the Dyke valley is the longest, deepest and widest ‘dry valley’ in the UK. Legend has it that the Devil dug this chasm to drown the parishioners of the Weald. On the other hand, scientists believe it was formed naturally just over 10,000 years ago in the last ice age.

Devil’s Dyke can easily be explored on foot. Travel up from Brighton on the Breeze-up-to-the-Downs bus and walk this legendary area. Download the Devils Dyke walks PDF.


Brighton, West Sussex

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