Bug hunt safari

Join our Rangers to discover what wild minibeasts live in the chalk grassland jungle.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

With the aid of pooters, nets, beating sheets, magnifying pots and microscopes, catch and identify the many insects that live in Devil's Dyke Iron Age hill fort.

The basics

Booking details
Call Please contact us at the email below
Family event
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet at the white National Trust van by the Stone Seat.
What to bring and wear
Please wear sensible shoes, and waterproofs if raining, sunscreen if not.
Limited accessibility as the ground is uneven.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
19 July 2020 11:00 - 14:00 Available

Contact Info

Saddlescombe Farm and Devil's Dyke events
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Upcoming events

Half term pizza making at Saddlescombe Farm

Fri 21 Feb 2020
Join us to experience making pizzas in a traditional clay oven. Bake directly on the oven floor without using a thermometer!

Wildlife photography for beginners

Sat 14 Mar 2020
Gain the confidence to take your camera off 'auto' and learn how to take amazing wildlife photos.

Mothers Day baking at Saddlescombe Farm

Sun 22 Mar 2020
Join us to bake the traditional way in our Clay oven without a thermometer in sight!

Cadbury Easter Egg hunt at Devil's Dyke

Fri 10 Apr 2020
Fun for all the family. Come along to Devil's Dyke anytime between 11am and 3pm to collect your quiz sheet and map. Find the plastic eggs around the Dyke to solve the clues. All participants receive a Cadbury chocolate.

Easter Egg Rolling Competition

Mon 13 Apr 2020
Bring your own hand decorated hard boiled egg and try your luck at this Easter custom - the egg that gets furthest down the Dyke valley wins. We will also judge the Best Decorated Egg.

The Big Walk - Celebrating 125 years of the National Trust

Sun 24 May 2020
Join the big walk from Preston Park, Brighton to Devil’s Dyke. Rangers will bring the landscape alive through poetry, storytelling and wildlife encounters. This event is supported by Brighton and Hove City Council and Brighton and Hove Buses.