Things to see & do

A few of our winter favourites

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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.

Warm up with a hot soup

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

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

Frosty mornings and bright clear skies epitomise this time of year in west Surrey. Breath deep and step out with friends and family to enjoy this magical 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

A family blows the cobwebs away on a winter walk © NTPL/John Millar

A family blows the cobwebs away on a winter walk

Hindhead Commons and the Devils Punch Bowl is one huge great playground; perfect for blowing away the cobwebs, wildlife spotting 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.

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

Christmas tree harvesting at Hindhead Common

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. Car parking at GU26 6AB.


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.