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. So whether it's wildlife, barrows or beer that you're interested in, there are a host of walks to suit your needs. What better way to enjoy a downland day out?

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A postcard showing the Victorian funicular railway station that took visitors to the village of Poynings

Chasm Explorer

A good three mile walk which takes you to the alleged burial site of the Devil and beyond to Saddlescombe Farm and the donkey wheel

Early Purple Orchid surrounded by cowslips on the south downs

Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber walk

Fresh air, spectacular views and an ancient landscape will accompany you along this scenic downland walk near Devil's Dyke.

Delicate wild garlicflowers carpet the floor and fils the air with their deliciously pungent scent

Wolstonbury Hill explore nature walk

This walk takes you through beech woodland and across open grassland, and as a Special Site of Scientific Interest you'll find a variety of plants and wildlife. Visit in the spring to see bluebells and smell the wild garlic.

Fulking escarpment and the village of Fulking below

Walk on Fulking

A moderate circular walk, starting and finishing at the Shepherd and Dog pub, comprising ancient landscapes and breathtaking views.

Distant view of the hill fort at Devil's Dyke

Fulking archaeology walk

Take a walk through time along the South Downs. Follow the glorious contours of the Sussex Downs; on one side the Weald, to the other the sea.

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

Walking in the South Downs: day one

Challenge yourself to a two-day walk across the South Downs. On day one you'll explore Devil's Dyke valley, stop off at Saddlescombe Farm and climb up to the Ditchling Beacon.

 Panoramic view at sunset in August from Devil's Dyke, South Downs, West Sussex

Walking in the South Downs: day two

Challenge yourself to a two-day walk across the South Downs. On day two you'll pass through the Ditchling Beacon Nature Reserve and may spot Exmoor ponies as you head towards Southease.

Sunrise near Ditchling Beacon in Sussex

Ditchling Beacon to Devil's Dyke, South Downs walk

This route will take you through some of the most stunning parts of the South Downs Way, where you will find wildlife aplenty and see extensive views from the Ditchling Beacon.