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. Take the guesswork out of planning a Brighton and Hove vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • We did a round trip from Hurstpierpoint to the top of Wolstonbury hill and back. The view from the top was amazing  more »
  • Excellent Sunday family pub lunch in a beautiful setting. Roasts were delicious, as was the wagyu burger and staff was very friendly.  more »
  • Visited Brighton many times however on my last visit this beauty spot was on my list. From Brighton take the service 77 bus for a carefree journey onto the top of the Southdowns. The views are spectac...  more »
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  • Absolutely stunning place for people who love to walk. There are basically unlimited walking paths. Devil’s Dyke itself is fantastic to walk and very imposing. There is no other place I rather be but in the pub after a long walk. Having a pint of cold beer and enjoying the view below makes this place so amazing. A must visit if you love to be out there. Five star!!!
  • Beautiful nature spot. Lovely to visit with children and go for a walk. Lots of interesting things to see, especially in spring/summer. There's a bus that goes there in spring/summer if you don't have a car but if you prefer driving there, you'll find a car park by the pub. Parking is £3 but you usually get a voucher to spend at the pub. There's good food, clean toilets, they're very friendly with dogs and good with children. There's a disabled access entrance to the pub, lovely views from tables by the window. Other things you can do there is kite flying, paragliding, dog walking, picnics... It's absolutely lovely.
  • Not as good as it used to be. Fish and onion rings were very greasy, 3x warm brownies were cold and had to be replaced, and there were dogs inside where people were eating and dog hair in the carpet in places. The young girl behind the counter however was lovely, friendly, smiley and helpful and the star is for her. Other than that, £56 was spent and what we got was pretty poor to be fair. Went to a carvery for lunch the day after which was £20 cheaper, the food was better and there were no dogs or dog hair in the food eating areas.
  • Devil's Dyke is a V-shaped deep valley nearby Brighton & Hove on the South-Eastern Coast of the UK. Absolutely amazing view from the top hill, even in winter time as there are a lot if green fields and vallies all around. Quite popular place for the locals, especially for those addicted to paragliding and the similar activities. Highly recommended to the tourists of any kind.
  • Excellent for family walks and superb views (on sunny days). During winter there is also excellent sledging 🛷 here!! There are accessible walks for young and old here, and if you prefer just sitting and watching the world go by there are nice opportunities for that too. Parking is very easy most days and it is well served by buses 🚍 from Central Brighton.
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