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Devil's Dyke, Brighton
Categories: Valleys, Nature & Parks
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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We caught the bus up late afternoon. It was a beautiful clear sunny day and was great walking around the area and have a drink at the pub before heading back to town. Next time I would definitely eat ... read more »
The views from the top of Devil's Dyke are sweeping. You can see half the county and to Oxfordhsire on a clear day, with all the fields and villages spread before you. Walks of various lengths are sho... read more »
This is part of Vintage inns, so part of a chain, but still has a lovely feel to it, and very friendly and helpful staff. We visited on a sunny Autumnal Monday, and the views- from the top of the Down... read more »
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