Summer picnic on Devil’s Dyke

Summer picnic on Devil’s Dyke

Last Saturday, along with Mr AW, I headed to the Devil’s Dyke for a little summer picnic. Who doesn’t love impromptu weekend picnic plans?

In 1.5 hours we were transported from busy London city life to the heart of nature. Situated in the South Downs National Park, Devil’s Dyke is a 100m deep valley. The lush green hills surrounding the valley offers panoramic views of the Sussex countryside.

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Sussex fields

On one such rolling hillside, we rolled out our picnic mat, and settled in. As cliché as it sounds, the fresh country air definitely lifted up my spirits, putting me in a jaunty mood.

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Rolling hills, and the sea in the distance

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Falling in love with the English countryside

There were hikers and walkers, cyclists and kite-flyers. I even saw a group of people rolling down the countryside, just for the laughs. Just sooo much energy around!

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Caught in action.

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Are these Buttercups?

The sun wasn’t shining and it was a little bit too windy for my liking. Nevertheless, it was an enjoyable afternoon. Here’s to impromptu summer picnics!

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Can we do this every weekend?

Good to know:

Getting there by car is easy. There is a parking lot where you can park all day for a fee of £2. Right next to the parking lot is the Devil’s Dyke Pub, which also offers the toilet facilities. Across the pub is a bus stop. That’s right, bus 77 takes you straight from Brighton Pier to the Devil’s Dyke, at dirt cheap prices. How convenient is that! Here‘s more information on that.

I intend to make the most out of the short window that is the British summer, which means exploring more of the countryside, spending more time outdoors, a hike or two may be.

So, that’s my weekend story. Comment below to share what your weekend’s looking like?



  1. Sudhir
    July 16, 2016 / 9:30 am

    WoW!!! Beautiful place!
    Noted n my diary as a place to visit, with my son n daughter n law, n our next sojourn n London.

    • ayewanderful
      July 16, 2016 / 2:20 pm

      And it’s not far from London. A lovely day out option in the midst of nature!

  2. July 16, 2016 / 11:36 pm

    Looks beautiful! And so close to Londo!

    • ayewanderful
      July 17, 2016 / 2:46 pm

      I agree. I love the fact that we are never too far from nature while living in the hustle-bustle of London. You must check out my blogpost on the Mayfield Lavender Farm and you won’t believe that it is also merely an hour’s drive from London 🙂

  3. August 3, 2016 / 11:08 pm

    Wonderful place and very well written. next on my list now.

    • ayewanderful
      August 4, 2016 / 12:25 pm

      Glad you liked it Mangal 🙂