Devil's Dyke

Fulking escarpment viewed from above Devil's Dyke
child enjoying the snow

Winter family fun at Devil's Dyke and Saddlescombe 

Winter has plenty to offer the adventurous family, so pack your exploring minds, head out, and have some fun.

Evening light on Summerdown

Winter wildlife on the Devil's Dyke and Saddlescombe estate 

It might be winter but the outdoors still beckons. The views from the top of the Downs are at their clearest in the cold air and you will see for miles.

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

Materials for wreath making

Join us for an atmospheric magical Christmas experience

Take a festive walk and collect your holly and ivy. Return to historic Saddlescombe farm to make your very own Christmas wreath in our cozy learning barn. Log burning stove, mulled apple juice, mince pies and roast chestnuts will all be included

Upcoming events

Christmas at Saddlescombe Farm

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

Christmas wreath walk at Saddlescombe farm

Mon 16 Dec 2019
10:00-12:00
Create your own Christmas wreath with materials collected from the downs. Morning and afternoon sessions available.

Half term pizza making at Saddlescombe Farm

Fri 21 Feb 2020
10:00-13:00
Join us to experience making pizzas in a traditional clay oven. Bake directly on the oven floor without using a thermometer!

Wildlife photography for beginners

Sat 14 Mar 2020
10:30-15:30
Gain the confidence to take your camera off 'auto' and learn how to take amazing wildlife photos.

Mothers Day baking at Saddlescombe Farm

Sun 22 Mar 2020
10:00-13:00
Join us to bake the traditional way in our Clay oven without a thermometer in sight!
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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.

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.

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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.