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Devil’s Dyke Dark Sky Discovery Site

Devil’s Dyke Dark Sky Discovery Site

Address: Devil’s Dyke Road, Brighton, BN1 8YJ

Parking: Parking charges apply. National Trust members can park for free. All day parking £6.00. Pay by using the Pay & display machine. Alternative free parking available at Summer Down Road. Visit the National Trust website for more information; https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/devils-dyke

OS map showing Devil's Dyke Dark Sky Discovery site location
Location: Devil’s Dyke, just five miles north of Brighton, offers stunning panoramas, a record breaking valley, a curious history and England’s most colourful habitat. The Dyke valley is the longest, deepest and widest dry valley in the UK. A 100m deep V-shaped valley on the South Downs Way, it is part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest and was a major local tourist attraction in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Legend has it that the Devil dug this chasm to drown the parishioners of the Weald. On the other hand, scientists believe it was formed naturally just over 10,000 years ago in the last ice age.

For detailed astronomy information visit the GoStargazing website;  https://gostargazing.co.uk/events/locations/devils-dyke/


"The Downs...too much for one pair of eyes, enough to float a whole population in happiness."