Devil's Dyke

Location: near Brighton



It's only five miles north of Brighton city centre but the legendary East Sussex countryside around the magical Devil's Dyke feels like it's a world away. It's a chance to forget the hectic swathes of seaside for a while and discover some of England's finest rural landscapes. Devil's Dyke itself is a dramatic 'dry valley' with no river, but runs for almost a mile through the chalk hills of the South Downs. This deep cleft is the UK's biggest of its type, and its views have been inspiring visitors for hundreds of years. It's a great spot to take a stroll to find wildflowers, spot wildlife and explore the remains of an Iron Age hill fort.