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Name:Devil's Dyke
Hill number:5444
Height:217m / 712ft
Parent (Ma):2912  Ditchling Beacon
RHB Section:42: South-East England & the Isle of Wight
County/UA:West Sussex (CoU)
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m)
Grid ref:TQ 25738 10849
Summit feature:ground within 2m of trig point
Col:103m  TQ284128  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 198
(1:25k) OL11 122
Observations:trig point is in depression
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 148 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Last hill before lunch on our South Downs walk. Visited with SarahBernard11/04/2018
With K from car park to see if Devil's Dyke Farm. Rescued young German tourists waiting for a bus that would never come.Ashley08/03/2018
Parked at the Devil's Dyke NT CP (TQ 259 109) £3 all day easy walk 250m SW from the CP to the summit TrigTony Hartry01/11/2017
Fabulous. Then coffee and cake at National Trust farm below before bagging both West Hill tops.ijpowell27/10/2017
Bagged as YSM0055 Devils Dyke. Again another one already bagged by Mr U2, so whilst he waited in the NT Carpark (beware £60 fine if no ticket) and admired the gliders getting ready, I took the short walk to the trig point. Fantastic views. #5 day#2 - on the road again Total day#1 #13thejackrustles19/08/2017
With: hb; Doing a training walk for Alps with repeated ups and downs of the scarp slope between Poynings and Edburton.Ian Baines20/05/2017
From NT car park and then on to Edburton and Truleigh Hills.PeterD11/05/2017
Walked from Wolstonbury Hill via Pyecombe and Saddlescombe.Raymond Butler17/04/2017
With Katy. Short Sunny WalkGeorge Thompson07/04/2017
From the pub car park after a good wander around the actual Dyke.DanMaisieBex04/03/2017
Southwick station - Truleigh Hill - Edburton Hill - Devil's Dyke - West Hill - Wolstonbury Hill - Ditchling Beacon - Hassocks station. Fantastic walk!Mark Jackson04/02/2017
easy walk from Sandlescombetrimarc203/05/2016
1/10 First of many on the mainland and the island....(Devils Dyke/West Hill Boundary/West Hill/West High Down/Tennyson Down/Headon Hill/Harboro/Brighstone Down/St. Catherines Hill/St. Boniface Down)Fergalh02/04/2016
Part of SDW50 recce from Worthing to FalmerDavidGMould30/03/2016
From the national trust car park.bolton10/01/2016
Windiest place on earth!clique01/01/2016
From lower free car park, easy stroll up track.rhalstead18/10/2015
Nice sunny bagging. Short walk from NT car park. Ticket machines not working today so I saved £2 car parking fee. :-)assynt_bob08/09/2015
Very short circular walk from the NT car park.Minto12/08/2015
With the hannahsFionalevey08/05/2015
From NT P&D carpark.jimbloomer09/01/2015
Up from car park.Good viewpoint for so little effort.catman05/01/2015
. CreakingHiker15/11/2014
After visiting some nurseries with Cheryl. Love having a summit pub!simon and co04/08/2014
From car park.Chris Peart28/06/2014
From pub at Poyningssqueegs06/04/2014
Circular walk from Summer Down.Biffin19/01/2014
trig. view is well worth the visitstig_nest23/09/2013
Parked in a lay-by just short of Fulking. Climbed with Edburton Hill and Truleigh Hill.Sprog27/08/2013
A circular walk via Poynings and West Hill.garyhoney27/05/2013
CP at pub. 7C fog and windy.chrisbien24/04/2013
From car parkBramley04/04/2013
From NT car park. Best view in England (John Constable). View from trig column 4033 not as good. Base heavily undermined by beasts.arranc28/02/2013
Easy to access, views hidden by the fog.JohnStoneham24/10/2012
Hike with HollyWestlandWessex15/10/2012
With wife on her work walk along South Downs. Also later with collie, Misty en route Shoreham to Hassocks.JOHNS01/07/2012
Family trip.VirtualMountain08/06/2012
One of the hills on the Three Forts Marathon and the start point for a walk to Ditchling Beacon on 31/08/2014. (South Downs Way)mickdavidson06/05/2012
Was a mistake to do this on a sunny Sunday in August - carpark chaotic. Dyke sort of interesting.Martin R21/08/2011
Took a train down from London (business trip) and then a taxi to The Devil's Dyke Hotel. Descended into the dyke, then took NE ridge to summit. Then South Downs Way and Sussex Border Path back into Brighton. No.77 bus goes to the top at weekends.marktrengove15/09/2010
South Downs Challengepapagenos17/08/2010
Approx. dateSmeggers01/06/2010
Parked by Wickhurst Barns to the north as the pub would not really have been much of a walk.clivevilla03/08/2009
Walked from Truleigh Hill whilst doing field work there and at Perching Hill. The distinguishing features of Devil's Dyke included grand views, a pub, an ice cream van, crowds of people and two topless sunbathers!Herbert Anchovy29/06/2009
Crossed this as part of a 4-day bike ride from Weston-Super-Mare to Eastbourne on the Wessex WayChris Derrick03/06/2009
Trig point easy stroll from pub car park.destaylor05/12/2008
Devil's Dyke and Poynings circuitHumpty Tumpty27/06/2008
Superb winters day, walked along to Truleigh hill and back. Rounded off with dinner and a pint at the Devils Dyke Inn.Greg30/12/2007
Cool sunny day with Audrey Cameron and Ian Bentham over lunch on FMD tour. What a lovely spot after travelling through the pretty village of Fulking.Dugswell209/11/2007