Devil's Dyke

View of Devils Dyke in Spring
Enjoying the view after a long hike

Summer family fun at Devil's Dyke and Saddlescombe Farm  

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

A male dark green fritillary butterfly suns itself on a child’s hand

Summer wildlife at Devil's Dyke and Saddlescombe Farm 

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

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

Wooden Donkey Wheel well house

Saddlescombe Farm open day

Fun for all the family. Heavy horses, wildlife activities, house and farm tours, vintage tractors, traditional crafts, farmers market, tractor rides, family games and much much more!

A male dark green fritillary butterfly suns itself on a child’s hand

Summer wildlife at Devil's Dyke and Saddlescombe Farm 

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

Upcoming events

Saddlescombe Farm Open Day

Sun 23 Jun 2019
10:30-15:30
Discover this hidden 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.

Butterflying on Newtimber Hill

Sun 21 Jul 2019
11:00-14:30
Join resident ranger and butterfly enthusiast, Graham Wellfare on one of England's finest butterfly sites - Newtimber Hill.

Saddlescombe Farm Tudor soap making

Fri 16 Aug 2019
10:00-12:30
Make soap in our Tudor farmhouse at Saddescombe.

Wildlife photography for beginners

Sat 14 Sep 2019
10:30-15:30
Learn how to use your own camera to take amazing wildlife photographs.

Saddlescombe Farm Heritage Open Day

Sun 15 Sep 2019
10:30-15:30
Discover this ancient downland farm that was once owned by the Knights Templar. Part of the FREE Heritage Open Days scheme.
Devil's Dyke

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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