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“Lovely countryside”

Hindhead Commons and the Devil's Punch Bowl
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Hindhead
Certificate of Excellence
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“Lovely countryside”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Lovely views plenty of tracks for easy walking or more strenuous can see london if clear day very peaceful. £4 to park bit pricey but if staying few hours not bad and it does go to national trust. Cafe a bit pricey would take picnic plenty of seats.

Visited May 2014
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English first
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“Ice Age Sculpture”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Until you actually view it from Hindhead Commons you cannot fully appreciate the scale or beauty of this natural phenomenon. OK the new road tunnel etc is a fabulous piece of engineering by man but nature's creation above it has the edge. When you tire of the view or just need a break the Cafe is worth trying for an affordable snack in pleasant surroundings

Visited May 2014
Thank konnosir
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“Devils Punchbowl Cafe!”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

Traditional cafe in beautiful surroundings....ample parking and a good selection of heartwarming snacks......loads of nice cakes and buns a great place to recharge your energy having walked or ridden around the beautiful historic points or just enjoyed the views on the common...the cafe also has a well stocked shop with keepsakes cards and little artefacts to remember your visit....looking forward to better weather so we can return to the area and explore more of the walks and return to the cafe for tea and cakes...

Visited April 2014
Thank Kate S
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Western Ireland, Ireland
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“Great English Countryside!”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

As an Englishman living overseas it is only when you visit places like the Devils Punchbowl that you realise how much you miss the English countryside. Have visited the area several times and also enjoyed a walk with a friends dog across the commons visiting some of the interesting historical points including the marker for the murdered sailor and the gibbet near by where the culprits were hanged...great history indeed!
Even on a wet rainy day it was good to find a near empty car park (£3.50 fee) and enjoy a nice cup of tea and rock cake in the cafe and enjoy the view (which did not last long due to the weather!)
Really good as well to see where the track of the old A3 ran before going underground with the recent new road tunnel and the subsequent infill and landscaping.
Will be back for a longer walk when the weather improves...well worth a visit...

Visited April 2014
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“Go off the beaten path”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Enjoyed the visit here. Followed the paths by referring to the free map picked up at the car park. The viewpoint near the cross has other paths leading from it, most are steep. Once you drop down these, it feels very quiet and away from people. Walk to the Temple of the Four Winds for another outlook.

Hard to believe the track is the remanants of the old A3 road linking London to Portsmouth. In just 3 years it has started to blend back in.

Lovely views. Would recommend brininging your own picnic as there are plenty of benches.

Will return!

Visited April 2014
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