Devil's Dyke

View of Devils Dyke in Spring

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A legendary beauty spot on the South Downs

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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

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.

View through the Devils Dyke valley towards Saddlescombe Farm

The Changing Chalk partnership 

A partnership of 10 organisations has received initial National Lottery support for the Changing Chalk project. Made possible by National Lottery players, the partnership will work with local communities and landowners to connect people with nature and address challenges facing the Sussex Downs to protect this fragile chalk grassland landscape for future generations.

 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

Learning