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The gateway to the Surrey Hills

Open the gate and step into a colourful mosaic of purple, greens and gold. All is quiet apart from the sounds of nature. Visit and discover why Hindhead Commons and the Devil’s Punch Bowl is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

You don’t have to go far to admire the views across the Punch Bowl or venture a bit further and discover the stunning scenery at Highcombe Edge and Gibbet Hill. Gibbet Hill is the second highest point in Surrey with views across the Weald.

This is good walking country with many footpaths to explore. Walk through shady woods or across open heathland with grazing cattle and wild ponies.

There’s plenty of space for family adventures and many lovely spots for picnics too. Delicious home cooked food is available from our café.

The Commons and Punch Bowl is home to an abundant wildlife and the area is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Join us and immerse yourself in the natural world around you...

Tree felling at the Devil's Punch Bowl

Burying the old A3 and landscaping the land © Matthew Cusack

We're currently removing some trees and shrubs along the line of the old A3 road. This will open up some of the long-lost views and allow wildlife such as birds and insects to migrate onto the Devil's Punch Bowl.

Heritage Lottery Fund supports A3D art

Jon Edgar creates a sculputure at Hindhead Commons © Jon Edgar

Jon Edgar has been working with local school children to commemorate the creation of the A3 tunnel. The sculpture hasn't been named yet; why not email with your suggestions.

Great British Walks at Hindhead Commons

Autumn is a lovely season to explore Hindhead Commons and the Devil's Punch Bowl. Amber jewels of umber and orange glitter from the tree canopy as they are shaken by gentle breezes whilst the docile Highland cattle chew the cud.

Sir Robert Hunter

Sir Robert Hunter was a co-founder of the National Trust and lived in Haslemere for 32 years. He was instrumental in purchasing Hindhead Commons, one of our first acquisitions.