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Discover the Stories & Secrets of Devil’s Dyke

Join us on this free guided ½ mile walk to learn about the fascinating history and legends of Devil’s Dyke. Hear tales from the Iron Age to the present day and visit the sites where these stories happened.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

Starting from the Memorial Seat, with its spectacular views across the Sussex Weald, we walk back in time to the site of the WWI Bomb House and discover what life at the Dyke was like in those days. The walk now enters the Iron Age, following the ramparts of the ancient hillfort, before leading us to the head of Devil’s Dyke valley. Lean into your imagination, as we hear the tale of how the devil was said to have carved out this gorge. On our way to Devil’s Copse, we visit the site of the Victorian funfair, and the footings of the cable-cars which once traversed the valley. The round walk then returns us to the Memorial Seat via the remains of the Steep Grade Funicular Railway.


The basics


Suitable for children aged 12+ accompanied by an adult.

Meeting point

Meet at the Memorial Seat and Viewpoint

What to bring and wear

The weather can be a bit extreme up here, and can be slippery underfoot when wet. Please bring clothes and footwear for the outdoors.


Please note the walk is on uneven unpaved footpaths. Suitable for all terrain buggies.