Things to see & do

A few of our favourites

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Take the kids for a run

Run free on the Surrey Hills © NTPL/John Miller

Run free on the Surrey Hills

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.

Picnic spots and café stops

Enjoying a family picnic © NTPL/John Millar

Enjoying a family picnic

Hindhead Commons and the Devil's Punch Bowl is a brilliant place to have a picnic. Take a walk over to Highcombe Edge to admire the view or walk deep into the Punch Bowl to feel miles from civilisation. Take photos not flowers and only leave footprints.

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.

A3D Art

Jon Edgar creates a sculputure at Hindhead Commons

Artist 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?


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.