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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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TripAdvisor
  • I had a meal at the restaurant at devil dyke - wonderful very tasty excellent service, I was impressed and that's something that I rarely state  more »
  • What a fabulous place to go for a walk on a sunny day. The views are fantastic and so interesting to see. Not an easy walk for anyone with mobility issues, but certainly worth a visit even if only to ...  more »
  • We booked to sit in the restaurant end of the pub, and had a really great waitress named Sally..food took awhile to arrive but were told when ordering. It was a busy Saturday lunchtime and a very sunn...  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
  • Stunning views and great fir walking
  • Lovely place, for everybody who like nature.
  • Fabulous walk and sceneries