Devil's Dyke

Fulking escarpment viewed from above Devil's Dyke

Important notice -

In line with government guidance, our countryside space is open for local visitors to access for walks. We ask all visitors to follow guidance on social distancing to keep everyone safe. It is not possible to book a parking space

A legendary beauty spot on the South Downs

Devil's Dyke

Things to see and do

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

Visiting Devil's Dyke; what you need to know 

If you are planning on visiting Devil's Dyke here are some things you need to know before you set off from home to help make your visit as enjoyable as possible.

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.

child enjoying the snow

Winter family fun at Devil's Dyke and Saddlescombe 

Winter has plenty to offer the adventurous family, so pack your exploring minds, head out, and have some fun.

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

 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.

Devil's Dyke

Wildlife

Evening light on Summerdown

Winter wildlife on the Devil's Dyke and Saddlescombe estate 

It might be winter but the outdoors still beckons. The views from the top of the Downs are at their clearest in the cold air and you will see for miles.