Over the years this well-known beauty spot has attracted and amused a whole cross-section of society.
The South Downs Way which runs across Devil’s Dyke has its origins in an ancient track that has been used by humans for more than 2,000 years.
The Devil is never very far away in the myths and legends of this downland beauty spot.
In July 1900 the peace of Devil’s Dyke was suddenly shattered by a horrendous din that hurtled over the South Downs and terrified the locals.
The early popularity of Devil's Dyke quickly grew and by Victorian times it had become a major tourist attraction.
You may be surprised to learn that you could once travel to Devil's Dyke by train.
Devil’s Dyke did not remain untouched by the horrors of the First World War.
Devil’s Dyke was transformed by military occupants during the Second World War. Soldiers from Canada, Australia and New Zealand trained on the South Downs to repel any invasion.