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Devil's Dyke, Brighton

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A major tourist attraction for nature lovers and hikers since the 19th century, Devil's Dyke is a V-shaped valley 100 m (328 ft) deep, formed by river erosion at the end of the last ice age. Contrary to all scientific evidence, local legend has it that the Devil dug this valley in order to flood the surrounding churches. Devil’s work or not, the valley was used as a defensive site for centuries, starting as far back as the Iron Age. Today, you can hike the surrounding hills to enjoy panoramic views of the South Downs, the Weald, and on a clear day, the Isle of Wight. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes for your adventure over this uneven terrain. For Devil's Dyke and beyond, use our Brighton vacation route planner to get the most from your Brighton vacation.
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  • Amazing views from the top, perfect place to fly a kite , take a walk around one of the trails and get a pint in the pub after  more »
  • very confused- i ran around all willy nilly but still couldn't find a Devil's Dyke! would not really recommend  more »
  • I am a local, moved out of the area for 10 years, returned & so disappointed with this pub and service. It's great they have complimentary water on bar; Lack of staff & attitude to customer service is...  more »