Devil's Dyke

Sunset looking north from Devil's Dyke, South Downs, West Sussex
A male dark green fritillary butterfly suns itself on a child’s hand

Summer at Devil's Dyke 

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

Cyclists riding through Devil's Dyke Estate

Fun days out at Devil's Dyke 

From walking to cycling, kite flying to simply enjoying the stunning views, there's plenty to see and do on a day out here.

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

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

Upcoming events

Butterflying on Newtimber Hill

Sun 22 Jul 2018
11:00-14:30
Join resident ranger and butterfly enthusiast, Graham Wellfare on one of England's finest butterfly sites - Newtimber Hill.

Saddlescombe farm tours

Mon 30 Jul 2018
10:00-11:30
Enjoy guided tours of this private working farm. Discover its layered history and the stories of the people who lived here.

Saddlescombe Farm Tudor soap making & picnic in orchard

Fri 17 Aug 2018
10:30-13:30
Make soap in our Tudor farmhouse and bring a tasty picnic to eat in the orchard.

Saddlescombe Farm Heritage Open Day

Sun 09 Sep 2018
10:30-15:30
Discover this ancient downland farm that was once owned by the Knights Templar.

Pottery on the Downs

Sat 29 Sep 2018
10:00-16:00
Create your own ceramic masterpiece.

The Devil's Dyke fungi hunt - part 1

Fri 19 Oct 2018
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.
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Get involved

Volunteers watch a pile of scrub burn on a countryside site as they clear the woody material to allow the more fragile chalk grassland to flourish

Volunteer with us 

Whether you're looking to make a difference, learn a new skill or meet like-minded people, there are plenty of opportunities to share your skills and talents as part of our team of volunteers.

Colourful summer borders in the gardens at Nymans, West Sussex.

Mid Sussex Association 

The Mid Sussex Association supports local National Trust places including Nymans and Saddlescombe Farm.

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History

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Learning

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Our work

Elephant hawk moth resting on a National Trust logo

Wildlife discoveries and work at Saddlescombe Farm 

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