Devil's Dyke

View of Devils Dyke in Spring

Important notice -

Please do not travel to Devil's Dyke if it's outside of your local area. Our car parks are at capacity. Please do not park on roadsides or verges. We ask all visitors to follow guidance on social distancing to keep everyone safe.

A legendary beauty spot on the South Downs

Devil's Dyke

Things to see and do

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

Visiting Devil's Dyke; what you need to know 

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

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.

Searching the skies

Spring family fun at Devil's Dyke and Saddlescombe 

There is so much to do this Spring at Devil’s Dyke and Saddlescombe Farm. We’ve picked out our favourite 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ for you, from watching a bird to climbing a huge hill. So, go out, fill your lungs with air, and enjoy these legendary countryside spots.

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

Way mark sign on Devil's Dyke

The Changing Chalk partnership 

Changing Chalk is a partnership connecting nature, people and heritage on and around the South Downs. Led by the National Trust and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, it will restore lost landscapes and habitats, bring history and local cultures to life and provide new experiences in the outdoors.

 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.

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Wildlife

 A view of Devil's dyke

Spring wildlife at Devil's Dyke 

Spring has arrived and everything bursts into life. Here is some of the best wildlife to look out for at Devil's Dyke.