A major tourist attraction for nature lovers and hikers since the 19th century, Devil's Dyke is a V-shaped valley 100 m (328 ft) deep, formed by river erosion at the end of the last ice age. Contrary to all scientific evidence, local legend has it that the Devil dug this valley in order to flood the surrounding churches. Devil’s work or not, the valley was used as a defensive site for centuries, starting as far back as the Iron Age. Today, you can hike the surrounding hills to enjoy panoramic views of the South Downs, the Weald, and on a clear day, the Isle of Wight. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes for your adventure over this uneven terrain. Take the guesswork out of planning a Brighton and Hove vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
Tours to Devil's Dyke
South Downs and Seven Sisters Full Day Experience from Brighton BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $69
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
Full Day Small-Group White Cliffs of Sussex Tour from London BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $88
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Fully Guided History Tour of The City of Brighton BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $766
Duration: 10 hours
Devil's Dyke Reviews
Absolutely stunning place for people who love to walk. There are basically unlimited walking paths. Devil’s Dyke itself is fantastic to walk and very imposing. There is no other place I rather be but in the pub after a long walk. Having a pint of cold beer and enjoying the view below makes this place so amazing. A must visit if you love to be out there. Five star!!!
Beautiful nature spot. Lovely to visit with children and go for a walk. Lots of interesting things to see, especially in spring/summer. There's a bus that goes there in spring/summer if you don't have a car but if you prefer driving there, you'll find a car park by the pub. Parking is £3 but you usually get a voucher to spend at the pub. There's good food, clean toilets, they're very friendly with dogs and good with children. There's a disabled access entrance to the pub, lovely views from tables by the window. Other things you can do there is kite flying, paragliding, dog walking, picnics... It's absolutely lovely.
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