Ditchling Beacon to Devil’s Dyke, 12 August

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Trains  will be to and from Brighton. The web sites are still showing some disruption but the most straightforward option seems to be to take  the Thameslink direct from London Bridge 9.15 arrives Brighton 10.18 (as on original programme).  Bus 79 from Brighton Station to Ditching Beacon leaves at 10.50 from Stop H

PLEASE : All walkers to check train  times the night before. The key meeting point with be bus stop H outside Brighton Station in time to catch the 79 bus at 10.50. The service is only one an hour.


Lunch: Wayfield Farm, Pyecombe 

Tea and Icecream: Wildflower Cafe, Saddlescombe Farm

Refreshments also available at Devil’s Dyke

Please bring plenty of water for the first part of the walk, it’s warm and windy on the tops.

The Walk

7.5 miles, with an optional loop from Devil’s Dyke. This walk essentially follows the South Downs Way from Ditchling Beacon West. It is relatively flat for the first part, but much hillier from Pyecombe. There is a tricky road crossing and a small part of road walking on a slip road.

Depending on the weather and size of the group we will lunch and comfort stop at Wayfield Farm. Any one wishing to leave the walk would need to get a taxi from here.

We then walk into Pyecombe Village, and pop into the Church before going up and over New Timber Hill to the delightful WildFlower Cafe. We then take a walk into the Valley of the Dyke before arriving at the main car park and bus stop ( shorter option possible). There are numerous paths and viewpoints from the Top at Devil’s Dyke for those who want to explore further. Buses( 77 ) return to Brighton every 45 minutes from outside the Devils Dyke Hotel.

Leader: Sue C

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