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“Great once you get away from all the people!”

Hindhead Commons and the Devil's Punch Bowl
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Hindhead
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

Since the A3 tunnel was built and the old cafe was replaced by a NT cafe, the number of visitors here has increased massively. It's much pleasanter now without the A3 there but the number of people detracts from that somewhat. It's a victim of its own success really.

Once you can get a mile or so away from the car park things are much nicer and you're more likely to be in splendid isolation, though the more popular walks are still very interesting, especially the walk along the route of the pre-tunnel A3.

Thank Janet A
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

I suppose I'm bias having this wonderful attraction so close to home but it really is worth a visit if
you aren't a native of the Surrey/Hampshire borders.
Three self guided walks offer a varying degree of challenge but all have their own highlights - the Highcombe Hike, Sailors Stroll and Hidden Hindead trails each offer wonderful views - on a clear day you can see London from Gibbett Hill.
Do watch out for the Highland Cattle if you have lively dogs or children, usually placid they can get irritated if startled. Wild Dartmoor ponies also graze the heathland.
A much improved National Trust cafe offers food and refreshment (and welcome loos!) but do remember to pay and display in the car park if you aren't an NT member. A little expensive but well worth the cost when it goes towards the upkeep of such a national treasure of an open space.

1  Thank Skeets21551
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

Our home overlooks the devils punchbowl/hidhead commons and it is truly beautiful. The mists that enscapulate it are magical

Have walked through some of it, but with having a little one in buggy, steep hills/walks and a very, very cold march decided it was best to leave the rest!

It is stunning though and living so close ito it and having the amazing views is wonderful

Thank Joanne B
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

Now the A3 runs through a tunnel under Hindhead it's a great place to go walking for either the day or just the morning or afternoon.

Thank Colin G
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

In spite of the weather - windy, with occasional drizzle - we enjoyed a very beautiful circular walk up & down and round the Devil's Punchbowl. About 2.5 hours in all.

Thank ncvfh
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