Countryside Walks: Devils Dyke

Since I was young I’ve always loved being outside, come rain or shine I’d be in the fresh air. Now into my 20’s I’m no different, and ramble away about the green space I life in to anyone who’ll listen. So I’ve decided to turn this into something useful, and start sharing my countryside ventures with you. My hope is it will inspire you to visit a new area and act as a source of reference to you. Looking for a weekend walk? Look no further!

Where

This blog posts is all about Devils Dyke, set in the heart of the Sussex Countryside. Despite it being only a 45 minute drive away, this was the first time visiting and it really was stunning. I am currently writing this having only just got back from the walk, with the sunshine still pouring into the living room. Keen right?

How 

We drove here, but there was plenty of people cycling and might be the option to get a bus to a local stop. We parked in the main car park which instantly gives you dramatic views over the Dyke. It was pretty dry when we went so rocking up in trainers did the job perfectly, but by all means take walking boots as it’s undulating (to say the least).

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Duration 

I’m a sucker for a good view, and these were breathtaking. Rolling hills and green countryside for miles, it easy to imagine living out in the sticks with walks such as these. We spent about an hour walking, but could quite easily have stayed longer. There were multiple different walks to take, but we opted for the middle of the Dyke and then scaled the hill back up to the car park. I didn’t have my watch, but I’d take a stab in the dark to say my HR was nearing maximum! The reason why I place such a focus on exercising for life, not just physical appearance or an hour three times a week.

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Round up 

It might have been a brief visit but it sure was beautiful, and fills me with even more drive to look after the world we life in. It’s so easy to forget about the damaging effects that’s happening to our wildlife and our oceans, but I challenge you to spend just a few hours outside in the depths of the countryside to connect with what’s around you. After the walk we headed to Brighton for the best vegan pizza at Purezza , and a walk around the lanes. It’s only a 15/20 minute drive to Brighton centre, so worth making a full day of it as we did.

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