Devil's Dyke and Poynings Walk

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Devil's Dyke and Poynings Walk is a 4.3 kilometer loop trail located near Hassocks, West Sussex, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Distance: 4.3 km Elevation Gain: 162 m Route Type: Loop




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A circular walk taking in Devil’s Dyke, the South Downs Way and the small village of Poynings. There are stunning panoramic views as you explore the longest, deepest and widest dry valley in the UK. The paths are firm for the most part but the sections through woodland can be very muddy after rain and in winter. The final stretch of path follows a narrow exposed ridge path with a steep drop to the side (not for the faint-hearted), so take particular care with children. The walk includes one long, steady descent and one long ascent via a very steep flight of steps set into the woodland. You will need to negotiate four stiles (all with dog-gates or open fencing alongside) plus some gates. The chalk downs are sometimes used for grazing sheep or cattle to help with conservation so take care with dogs. There are toilets in the car park at the start of the walk. Be sure to stop at The Royal Oak in Poynings or The Devil's Dyke pub for refreshments! Approximate time 1.5 hours.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Lovely walk with great views. Just be ready for some steep steps at thr end!

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