It isn’t only people that Devil’s Dyke attracts in their hoards, this mile-long valley is also a favourite with butterflies, and The Devil’s Dyke Butterfly Walk is one of the nicest ways to enjoy exploring the landscape. Wander ancient woodland carpeted with colourful flowers and you’ll spot some of the local butterfly population as they flutter about their business, and dogs are welcome along too.
The area’s home to Adonis blue, chalkhill blue, green hairstreak and small numbers of brown argus – as well as dark green fritillary and silver-spotted skipper, so whether you know each one by sight or just like the idea of a walk escorted by colourful butterflies(and let’s face it who wouldn’t?!) then this walk’s the perfect way to experience it.
Look out for the chalk grassland flowers that carpet the way as you go and expect to see downland orchids, horseshoe vetch and common rockrose to name a few. This walk follows the chalk downland valley so it includes some steep slopes which can get slippers during wet weather.