Devil’s Dyke myth and legend

Early settlers on the South Downs told tales of Satan’s mischief to explain Devil’s Dyke landscape. Watch the video to find out how the Devil made his last stand against Christianity at the Dyke.

The legend of Devil’s Dyke

Tales tell of Satan making his last stand against Christianity at Devil’s Dyke.

He threatens St Cuthbert that he can dig through the Dyke in just one night.

 
The Devil digs furiously to try and flood the Weald with sea water
The Devil digs furiously to flood the weald
 

If he can finish his task before sunrise, the sea will flood the Weald and drown all the followers of Christ. 

Watch the video above to find out if the Devil achieves his dastardly goal.