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“The Devils Punchbowl”

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 29 May 2014

A terrific place to walk with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. The National Trust Cafe is excellent for a bite to eat too.

1  Thank Les B
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Ever since the A3 Tunnel opened in 2011 The National Trust have involved themselves in regenerating this area of West Surrey where the old Turnpike Road from London to Portsmouth used to run during the time of Samuel Pepys and then became a major artery in the transport system with the only traffic lights on the road from the Capital to Pompey. The NT have done an amazing job, opening up the countryside so that you can see as far as London, the North Downs and South Downs. Slowly but surly the wild flowers and heather are returning and given another five years it will be impossible to see where the A3 with it constant stream of heavy traffic ran like a scar through landscape.I think it is now one of the most impressive landscapes in the South of England and continue to marvel at the transformation.

3  Thank Jill Worth
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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.

Thank cmissenden
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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...

Thank Kate S
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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...

2  Thank ExpatKL88
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