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 13km (roughly 8 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 4 km (roughly 3 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 4 km (roughly 3 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 4 km (roughly 3 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
Distance
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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