Devil's Dyke, Brighton

4.3
#2 of 10 in Parks in Brighton
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. Take the guesswork out of planning a Brighton vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Took a long time to get there. Only 1 place where you could sit and drink something. The vieuw was pretty but every where the same, so you wrere bored quickly. When we were going back the bus was an h...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    We took the 77 bus from the pier and the journey was interesting as we saw areas of Brighton we would not normally go to. The drivers were friendly and helpful. What a place to visit! Vistas across th...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    We took the purple route from the car park. You experience amazing views of this wonderful countryside. Worth noting that to our dismay the cafe at Saddlescombe Farm is NOT open in Mondays. There is n...  more »
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  • No matter the season, it's gorgeous up there. Great for a hike or just taking in the views. The 20 minute bus drive from Brighton Station is well worth the trip. Whoever visits us we make sure to take them up to the Dyke.
  • Fantastic views, great car park, good spot for lunch
  • I think that is very bad because i lost my phone
  • Nice place to go for a walk
  • Stunning views and great fir walking

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During the height of the tourist season and on most weekends Brighton is a very congested city, where driving is difficult and parking is limited in the central areas most frequented by tourists. Avoid getting stressed out by staying at a self-catering apartment or a private B&B farther away from this part of town. Brighton's famous nightlife may be a bit far from there, but you can still enjoy seafront walks, good restaurants, and excellent shopping. Private seafront lodgings allow you to enjoy your stay quietly in comfort, while remaining within walking distance of Brighton's best beaches. 
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