Devil's Dyke

View of Devils Dyke in Spring

Important notice -

We've closed all our car parks, to further attempt to help restrict the spread of coronavirus. We encourage everyone to observe social distancing and not travel

A legendary beauty spot on the South Downs

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

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.