Devilís Dyke, Sussex
Devilís Dyke is a dry valley in the South Downs
just outside Brighton
in East Sussex. Often mistaken as a glacial valley, Devilís Dyke is v-shaped, indicating that it was not formed by the action of a glacier, but instead by meltwater running off the South Downs in the last Ice Age. It was used as a defensive site in the Iron Age
. During Victorian
times a branch railway, a funicular and Britainís first aerial cable car were sited there. It is still popular with visitors, although the railway, funicular and cable cars are now gone.
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