3.9 of 5 (12 votes)

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

A moderate walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in national park South Downs starting and finishing in East Sussex, England, about 11.50km (7.15 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:45h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 126m (413ft)
Descent 240m (787ft)
Max. Elevation 250m (820ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 366m (1200ft)
Devil's Dyke bus stop
Stanmer Park
Distance 11.50km
Duration ~3:45h
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 07 Jul 2007
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!

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OS Grid TQ257110
Start of the walk
OS Grid TQ292127
From Devil's Dyke, follow the South Downs way past Devil's Dyke via West Hill to Haresdean village
About 3.84 km (~2.39 miles) from
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 3.91 km (~2.43 miles) from
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)
About 3.53 km (~2.19 miles) from

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Heather Jane
10 Aug 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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