Ditchling Beacon to Devil’s Dyke

Outside of Brighton is Ditchling Beacon, a hill with 360 degree views.  It was used as the site of one of the chain of “beacons,” lit huge bonfires, to warn of invasion of the Spanish Armada in 1588. From there we walked along South Down Way for six miles.  The English Channel on the far left while scattered hamlets were on the far right. Between the two were the rolling hills called Downs with the ubiquitous English sheep. The walk ended at Devil’s Dyke England’s largest dry valley and a half-pint of bitters at our distinction pub.

 

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