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An open, green space in Brighton, perfect for playing sports with friends, relaxing outside, or attending festivals and events held there. The Level is also home to a very popular skatepark, so there's always people trying out new tricks. This park and open space is very popular on nice days, full of people of all ages enjoying the outdoors.
Operated since 1962 by the Brighton and Hove Society of Miniature Locomotive Engineers, this 2,000 foot steam locomotive railway is unknown to many local people. From its original straight, up and down track, it now runs a circular route around the north end of Hove Park, next to the British Engineerium. As its run by enthusiasts and volunteers, the Hove Park Miniature Railway only operates on the last Saturday of each month during the summer and on Bank Holidays.
Devil's Dyke offers outstanding views over the colossal South Downs, the western Weald to the north and the English Channel to the south. This National Trust landmark is a favorite of Brighton families looking to spend a fun day out. Legend has it that the dyke, i.e., a deep valley, was created by the devil in an attempt to flood the Weald but he was disturbed when an old woman lighted candle in her window. An open-topped bus from Brighton Pier serves as one of the best transport options to reach the dyke.
Beachy Head is one of the most spectacular spots on the South Coast, a windswept headland with sheer drop to the lighthouse below. The landscape is open, grassy chalk-land where sea birds and hang-gliders ride the air currents. There is also a mile-long clifftop nature trail. The new Countryside Centre describes local downland life, past and present; flora and fauna of cliff face and rock pools, Bronze Age man and talking hologram of a shepherd.