Main countryside & green spaces in the city
Situated on the South Downs, north of Brighton, the Devil’s Dyke is an area of outstanding natural beauty. It makes for a wonderful afternoon out for all the family with breath-taking views, extensive walks and a pub restaurant.
Ditchling Beacon is the second highest point on the South Downs National Park with spectacular views across the weald. As the name suggests, Ditchling Beacon was one of the chain of fires lit to warn of impending invasions.
Named after the village's most famous resident, Jungle Book writer Rudyard Kipling, these delightful gardens are full of rustic village charm. Surrounded by flint walls and sitting close by to Rottingdean’s village green and duck pond, Kipling Gardens is a great example of a traditional English garden.
These beautiful Pavilion gardens surround the magnificent Royal Pavilion, provide visitors and locals a green haven in the heart of the city. The gardens are maintained under strict organic guidelines by our parks staff with the assistance of garden volunteers.
Waterhall Conservation Area is about 15 hectares (38 acres) of chalk downland and scrub. With its extensive views of the downs and woodland walks it is an important resource for all.
Hove seafront begins at Hove lawns and stretches right along to Hove Lagoon, near Portslade. There is a stunning walk along the seafront, especially just as the sun rises or sets, from the West Pier onwards.
The Chattri Memorial
During the First World War injured Indian soldiers were hospitalised in the Dome in Brighton. The Hindus and Sikhs who died were cremated on the Downs and, in 1921, the Chattri memorial was constructed on the cremation site.