South Downs Way above Saddlescombe Farm

South Downs Way above Saddlescombe Farm

What’s On


SPECIAL ONE-OFF WALK - In conjunction with the Secret Shore Project

How would you like to come on a walk to one of the most beautiful, remote and mystical points on the downs and then to end our ramble with some songs in a real country pub?

Meet in the car park of the Royal Oak pub at Hooksway north of Chichester at 4pm on Sunday 31st July.

From here we walk the two miles or so to the Devil's Jumps. And what, I hear you ask, are the Devil's Jumps? They are a series of Bronze Age burial mounds that are aligned to face the setting sun on the summer solstice. I say they are burial mounds, but actually only one of the mounds contains a burial, so the other mounds are probably ceremonial markers. This part of the downs is steeped in folklore and literary associations. Hilaire Belloc, W.H.Hudson and Arthur Beckett all walked this way.

Note: Although the walk is not long in distance it is steep in places, so please bear this in mind!


We are keen for everybody to enjoy the beauty of the South Downs and gain a better understanding of their importance.  Whether this is by attending one of our special events or putting on some good shoes and getting out and about, we would like you to explore this landscape.

If you are already a member of the South Downs Society and would like more information on your exclusive programme of current activities please LOG IN HERE.

Not yet joined?  Then why not come along to one of our member led walks or strolls as a guest?  Please call us on 01798 875073 between 09:00 and 13:30 Monday to Thursday and we can let you know what's coming up near to you.  See HERE for some typical examples of past walks.

Alternatively, if you want to go somewhat more off the beaten track you may like to take a look at our new maps for Open Access land within the National Park HERE.

There is no charge to participate, we just ask you read our WALKS GUIDANCE NOTE FOR PARTICIPANTS shown below before coming along.

Last update - 01/10/2015