Devil's Dyke

View along the glorious rolling downland of Devil's Dyke

Important notice -

Due to the current severe risk of wildfires we do not allow barbeques or any type of flame here as these, along with discarded cigarettes and litter, are the most common cause of wildfires. Thank you for your help protecting our special places.

A legendary beauty spot on the South Downs

Devil's Dyke

Things to see and do

Boy kite flying

Family fun at Devil's Dyke and Saddlescombe Farm 

Take in the sights, sounds and smells of summer - the nicest time to get active. Start ticking off activities from the 50 things to do before you’re 11¾ list. Days are long, and the weather warm. Come and grab our activitiy map, build a den, listen out for skylarks and hike up our huge hills!

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.

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.

Family fun

Family activities for outdoors adventures 

We've got lots of fun activities to try on your next family adventure. Discover wildlife at the places in our care using our handy spotter guides or have a go at activities inspired by the colours and sounds of nature.

Devil's Dyke

What's on

Upcoming events

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Devil's Dyke

History

Devil's Dyke

Our work

Way mark sign on Devil's Dyke

The Changing Chalk partnership 

Changing Chalk is a partnership connecting nature, people and heritage on and around the South Downs. Led by the National Trust and supported by a £2.23m National Lottery Heritage Fund grant and funding from People's Postcode Lottery, it will restore lost landscapes and habitats, bring history and local cultures to life and provide new experiences in the outdoors.

 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

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

Summer wildlife at Devil's Dyke and Saddlescombe Farm 

Summer is a time to relax and enjoy. The sound of skylarks fills the air and the welcome breeze is pleasantly cooling, so why not enjoy a walk here this summer