Things to see & do

A few of our autumn favourites

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Breathe the fresh autumn air

A thermos and a woolly blanket are great to have on an autumn walk © John Millar

A thermos and a woolly blanket are great to have on an autumn walk

Rich reds and golds epitomise this time of year in west Surrey. Breath deep and step out with friends and family to enjoy this bountiful time of year. Pack a thermos of hot soup and carry a woolen blanket and find a quiet spot to enjoy the view.

Take the kids for a run

Children playing in the autumn leaves © National Trust

Children playing in the autumn leaves

Hindhead Commons and the Devils Punch Bowl is one huge great playground; perfect for blowing away the cobwebs, rustling through leaves and climbing trees. Head over to the shepherd's hut at weekends to borrow tracker packs or download one of our trails to explore more on foot.

Borrow a tracker pack

boy using a tracker park in a woodland

At weekends head over to the shepherd's hut to borrow a tracker pack; they contain spotter sheets, pencils, binoculars and a compass to help your little ones explore the great outdoors.

The Celtic Cross

In 1851 Sir William Erle erected an imposing granite cross, with an unusual Celtic design, to help dispel local fears that the hill was haunted by the ghosts of highwaymen.

Harvest your own Christmas tree

Harvest your own tree from Hindhead Commons

Come along on 20 December between 10am and 4pm to harvest your own Christmas tree at Hindhead Commons. Bring a saw and a pair of gloves. No need to book, donations for trees very welcome.

 

Walk along the old A3

Burying the old A3 and landscaping the land

Now that all traffic passes through the Hindhead tunnel, the route of the old A3 is redundant to cars and has become a super highway for wildlife crossing from the Devil's Punch Bowl onto Hindhead Commons.

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