Devil's Dyke wild food walk, talk and picnic

Learn how our ancestors foraged for food and medicinal herbs at spectacular Devil's Dyke where people have lived off the land for thousands of years.

  • Booking essential

We'll be taking a walk around Devil's Dyke and pointing out the plants from the tasty and not so tasty, to those that are poisonous or have medicinal benefits. Finish off by enjoying your picnic overlooking some of the best views in Sussex.


Event ticket prices
  • All £5.00

The basics

Booking details
Call Email us at the address below to book
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Please meet at stone seat at Devil's Dyke.
What to bring and wear
Please wear suitable outdoor clothing, bring plenty of water and a packed lunch.
There will be some uneven ground and moderately steep slopes.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 July 2018 10:30 - 13:30 Available

Contact Info

Saddlescombe Farm and Devil's Dyke events
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