The Big Walk - Celebrating 125 years of the National Trust

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.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event

Join the adventure and bring all the family on this big walk from Preston Park to Devil’s Dyke. Discover the rolling hills and giant skies as we leave Brighton behind and burst into the downs. Our Ranger guides will bring the landscape alive through poetry, storytelling and wildlife encounters. Uneven ground and steep terrain in places so suitable footwear required. Dogs on leads welcome. This is a car free event. Includes a free network saver bus ticket back to Brighton.

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitability
Suitable for children able to walk five miles. Must be accompanied by an adult
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Please meet in Preston Park/ Brighton near to the north west entrance on the A27 opposite the bowls club near to the Preston Drove bus stop.
What to bring and wear
Please bring food, water, and clothes and shoes suitable for a walk in the downs. The walk will be mainly off road on unsurfaced footpaths.
Accessibility
The route will include some steep unsurfaced paths.
Other
Public toilets available at Preston Park, Saddlescombe Farm and Devil's Dyke. This event is supported by Brighton and Hove City Council and Brighton and Hove Buses.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 May 2020 10:00 - 14:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Saddlescombe Farm and Devil's Dyke events
Email
dyke.events@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call Email us for details

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The Big Walk - Celebrating 125 years of the National Trust

Sun 24 May 2020
10:00-14:00
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.