#AYearOfBuses 77: Palace Pier – Devil’s Dyke
Day 77 on #AYearOfBuses takes us back to Brighton to take a look at what has to be one of the UK’s most stunning hidden gems.
Devil’s Dyke is the longest ‘dry’ valley in the UK and home to the ruined ramparts of an Iron Age hill fort and the remains of a Victorian funfair, as well as being a hot spot for hang gliders! It lies in the heart of ‘The Living Coast’, recognised by UNESCO as a World Biosphere region that connects people and nature. Brighton & Hove’s ‘Breeze up to the Downs’ route 77 runs from the coastal city of Brighton, to the stunning V-shaped valley at Devil’s Dyke on weekends and Bank Holidays throughout the year.
During the summer, Brighton & Hove’s fleet of open-toppers are mobilised, creating panoramic views of the valley from the top deck. The route is incredibly popular with locals, walkers and tourists, and the route itself is fairly unusual in the UK, with its sole purpose being to connect the coast to the heart of the National Park.