Devil's Dyke to Stanmer Park - a South Downs classic

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Submitted by Timwoods on 07 July 2007
OS Explorer Map: 122 - Brighton & Hove
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A linear, half-day low hills and fells (below 600m) walk in national park South Downs (England) starting at Devil's Dyke bus stop, East Sussex, about 12.3km (roughly 7.7 miles) long and unsuitable for families with children, prams/pushchairs, wheelchairs.
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This walk takes in two of the South Downs best known landmarks - Devil's Dyke and Ditchling Beacon. There is a pub at Devil's Dyke and a cafe in Stanmer Park, so do this route in reverse if you like a pint at the end of your walk!
Start: Devil's Dyke bus stop, OS Grid: TQ258111
End: Stanmer Park, OS Grid: TQ337096
Elevation Profile (x: waypoint number, y: metres)
Gain (+/- 10%): 333m (1093ft)
Total (+/- 10%): 781m (2562ft)
Loss (+/- 10%): 447m (1469ft)
Max. Elevation: 250m (820ft)

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OS Grid: TQ257110
Start of the walk
About 3.8 km (roughly 2.4 miles) from 1 OS Grid: TQ292127
From Devil's Dyke, follow the South Downs way past Devil's Dyke via West Hill to Haresdean village
About 3.9 km (roughly 2.4 miles) from 2 OS Grid: TQ331130
Continue along the South Downs way, stopping to look at Jack and Jill windmills. Continue heading east to Ditchling Beacon, where you may find the ice cream van
About 3.5 km (roughly 2.2 miles) from 3 OS Grid: TQ336096
From here, cross Ditchling Road and leave the SDW and take the path heading southeast. At the junction of paths head southwest to Moon's Bottom and Stanmer Village for a cup of tea and the bus (saturday and sunday only - other times walk through the park to the main road for buses to Brighton)
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Heather Jane  commented on 10 August 2011
This is a lovely walk, and we had a beautiful day for it, but we were using a GPS distance recorder and it is not 12km, it's 12 miles! It was a great walk with some beautiful views so don't be put off...
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