Devil’s Dyke


On our way to a holiday in Suffolk we chanced upon Devil’s Dyke, which to most – certainly to me –  would be on the South Downs, near Brighton.


This Devil’s Dyke is a 12 kilometre long defensive barrier – separating the Saxons in the east from Britons and other folks (Romano British) further west. It is a massive man-made ditch. It is in Cambridgeshire. Explanation boards told us something about it.

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Here’s a first view on the east side where only the dyke or spoil heap, and not the ditch can be seen. – and an aerial one from the sign board. This shows the long line of the dyke.



It really is a massive earthwork.




A couple of walkers pose on the Devil’s Dyke


Cowslips grew on the dyke.


There was a view back under the pylon lines to the two windmills at Swaffham Prior.


A third mill, as well as a big church, could be seen in the opposite direction at Burwell.


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