Walks on and around Devil's Dyke

Take in some of the finest views in the South East on these walks in and around Devil's Dyke in the South Downs.

South Downs, Managing our downland landscape South Downs Managing our downland landscape
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

Saddlescombe farmhouse and pond in winter

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.

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.

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.

Butterfly in the garden in the summer at Monk's House, East Sussex

Devil's Dyke butterfly walk

This 1 mile walk over chalk grassland is abundant with butterflies; you could spot any number, from the Adonis blue, chalkhill blue and green hairstreak to smaller populations of brown argus, dark-green fritillary and silver-spotted skipper.

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

Newtimber Hill butterfly walk

A refreshing walk around one of the best downs for butterflies and flowers, with Adonis and chalkhill blues, dark-green fritillary and silver-spotted skipper.

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.