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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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  • Really stunnng views on a clear day and even when not this is an excellent walk that gets very busy on a Sunday. 
  • Thsi place is great for a walk short or long or a bike ride. Dogs are welcome and can have a good run too. There are many free car parks and a few places to buy food and drink if required. The views a...  more »
  • This is a great place to watch people using gliders and paragliding as the steep slopes are perfect for this. There are awesome views across Sussex up here all the way to the sea :-) Some of the slope...  more »