Devil's Dyke

Sunset looking north from Devil's Dyke, South Downs, West Sussex
Devil's Dyke

Things to see and do

Stay and play up on the downs

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

Our walking trails

Whether it's butterflies, barrows or beers, there's a walks trail across the downland at Devil's Dyke to suit you.

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What's on

Upcoming events

Writing the Map

Fri 08 Sep 2017
Writing the Map is a project linking walking, landscape and writing. It aims to explore ways journeys are full of memories and associations, as well as sensory and objective information. FREE EVENT.

Saddlescombe Farm Heritage Open Day

Sun 10 Sep 2017
Discover this ancient downland farm that was once owned by the Knights Templar. Part of the FREE Heritage Open Days scheme.

The Devil's Dyke fungi hunt - part 1

Fri 06 Oct 2017
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.

Baking al fresco at Saddlescombe Farm

Mon 09 Oct 2017
Learn how to bake seasonal goodies al fresco in a clay oven the very old fashioned way, often baking directly on the clay oven floor and without a thermometer.....

The Devil's Dyke fungi hunt - Part 2

Fri 13 Oct 2017
Join us for a day of recording as many species of fungi as possible, across wonderful Wolstonbury Hill, on the South Downs, near Brighton. Expert mycologist, Martin Allinson will be on hand to identify and record finds.

Christmas wreath walk at Saddlescombe farm

Mon 18 Dec 2017
Create your own Christmas wreath with materials collected from the downs. Morning and afternoon sessions available.
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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.

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Places to stay

The exterior of Saxon Cottage, Steyning, Sussex

A perfect Sussex holiday retreat 

If you are looking for a perfect holiday getaway why not visit Saxon Cottage? Nestled in the heart of the historic market town of Steyning in the South Downs, this delightful thatched cottage offers an idyllic setting for a country stay.

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