Devil's Dyke, Cambridgeshire

A 7.5 mile long Anglo-Saxon earthwork consisting of a bank and ditch built out of clay and chalk near Newmarket. The Dyke is notable for its wildflowers - including several species of orchid - and butterflies. In 2002 a partnership project began to restore the dyke involving Natural England, English Heritage, the Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs and Northants and Cambridgeshire County Council's Countryside, Archaeological and Farms Units, working with landowners and managers and local residents

 

 (Above) The original SPNR survey documents for the Devil's Dyke.

More information about Devil's Dyke

Visit the Wikipedia page for Devil's Dyke

Visit the Devil's Dyke Restoration Project website

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