Devil's Dyke

View of Devils Dyke in Spring

Important notice -

There is a high fire risk at this time of year which can cause damage to wildlife and the habitat here. Please do not light any fires or barbecues anywhere on site. Thank you

A legendary beauty spot on the South Downs

Enjoying the view after a long hike

Summer family fun at Devil's Dyke and Saddlescombe Farm  

Take in the sights, sounds and smells of summer - the nicest time to start ticking off activities from the 50 things to do before you’re 11¾ list. Days are long, and the weather warm. Build a den, listen out for skylarks and hike up our huge hills!

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

Way mark sign on Devil's Dyke

Devil's Dyke walking trails 

The area around Devil's Dyke is perfect for taking a walk. Follow one of our dedicated trails and enjoy beautiful views of the Sussex countryside.

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What's on

Nuthatch on tree

Learn how to take wildlife photos at Saddlescombe Farm

Join wildlife photographer Adrian Holloway and learn how to take amazing wildlife photos with your own camera.

Upcoming events

Saddlescombe Farm Heritage Open Day

Sun 15 Sep 2019
10:30-15:30
Discover this ancient downland farm that was once owned by the Knights Templar. Part of the FREE Heritage Open Days scheme.

Wildlife photography for beginners

Sat 21 Sep 2019
10:30-15:30
Gain the confidence to take your camera off 'auto' and learn how to take amazing wildlife photos.

The Devil's Dyke fungi hunt - part 1

Fri 18 Oct 2019
09:30-15:00
Join mycologist, Martin Allinson and the National Trust for a day of recording as many species of fungi as possible, across glorious Newtimber Hill on the South Downs, near Brighton.

The Devil's Dyke fungi hunt - Part 2

Fri 25 Oct 2019
09:30-15:00
Join us for a day of recording as many species of fungi as possible, across wonderful Wolstonbury Hill, on the South Downs, near Brighton. Expert mycologist Martin Allinson will be on hand to identify and record finds.

Halloween pumpkin carving & scary mask making at Saddlescombe Farm

Sat 02 Nov 2019
10:00-12:00
Choose your own pumpkin and then transform it into your own scary creation then make your own Halloween animal mask!

Christmas at Saddlescombe Farm

Tue 10 Dec 2019
14:00-16:00
Come and discover the magic of Saddlescombe at Christmas
Devil's Dyke

History

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Our work

Elephant hawk moth resting on a National Trust logo

News from Devil's Dyke and Saddlescombe  

Find out more about the wildlife and work carried out by the ranger team at Saddlescombe Farm, nestled in the shadow of Newtimber Hill.

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Learning

children on a school trip to Devil's Dyke

Learning at Saddlescombe Farm 

Saddlescombe Farm and the Devil’s Dyke Estate is a great place to inspire, explore and create. With links to the curriculum for Key Stages 1-5, our learning team brings education to life through engaging experiences and activities.