Devil's Dyke

View of Devils Dyke in Spring
Den building

Spring family fun at Devil's Dyke and Saddlescombe Farm  

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

 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.

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

Baking bread in an old fashioned traditional clay oven

May half term pizza making at Saddlescombe Farm

Join us to experience making pizzas in a traditional clay oven. Bake directly on the oven floor without a thermometer!

Upcoming events

May half term pizza making at Saddlescombe Farm

Fri 31 May 2019
10:00-13:00
Join us to experience making pizzas in a traditional clay oven. Bake directly on the oven floor without a thermometer!

Wolstonbury orchid safari

Sun 09 Jun 2019
10:30-13:30
Discover how centuries of grazing has produced a rich variety of downland flowers and stunning orchids.

Father's Day den building and campfire cooking

Sun 16 Jun 2019
09:30-12:30
Come on a short guided walk to woodland near Saddlescombe where we'll make dens, and enjoy hot chocolate and marshmallows around the campfire.

Saddlescombe orchid walk and talk

Tue 18 Jun 2019
10:30-13:30
Resident ranger and orchid enthusiast, Graham Wellfare, is offering a wonderful orchid full day out on the downs this June.

Saddlescombe Farm Open Day

Sun 23 Jun 2019
10:30-15:30
Discover this ancient downland farm that was once owned by the Knights Templars.

Bug hunt safari

Sat 06 Jul 2019
11:00-14:00
Join our Rangers to discover what wild minibeasts live in the chalk grassland jungle.
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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.

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