Devil's Dyke

View of Devils Dyke in Spring

Important notice -

Our car park and countryside space is open. We have limited spaces, so if the car park is full please come back another time. Fires and barbecues are not permitted anywhere on site. Please stay local if possible to avoid creating hotspots

A legendary beauty spot on the South Downs

Devils Dyke in July

Distant views over field systems at Devil's Dyke with trees and scrub framing left and right.

Visiting Devil's Dyke 

If you are planning on visiting Birling Gap here are some things you need to know before you set off from home to help make your visit as enjoyable as possible.

Visitors dog-walking at Ickworth, Suffolk

Taking the lead on the South Downs 

The South Downs are a great place to walk your dog, so there's always somewhere near to you where you can enjoy this rich countryside throughout the year.

Devil's Dyke

History

Victorian roundabout at Devil's Dyke

Step back in time at Devil's Dyke 

Devil's Dyke has attracted visitors from all walks of life. Find out more about its varied and exciting history.

Devil's Dyke

Our work

 Panoramic view at sunset in August from Devil's Dyke, South Downs, West Sussex

South Downs sites we look after  

Discover the incredible diversity of countryside sites across the South Downs, from chalk grassland to river valleys, beech hangars and chalk cliffs.

Devil's Dyke

Wildlife

A male dark green fritillary butterfly suns itself on a child’s hand

Summer wildlife at Devil's Dyke and Saddlescombe Farm 

Summer is a time to relax and enjoy. The sound of skylarks fills the air and the welcome breeze is pleasantly cooling, so why not enjoy a walk here this summer