Walking at Hindhead © NTPL/John Miller

Walking at Hindhead

Explore our many footpaths

Put on your walking shoes and enjoy exploring our network of footpaths. There are so many to choose, from shorter routes to the Greensands Way, which crosses the commons (Haslemere, Surrey to Hamstreet, Kent, 108 miles).

Most of our paths are clearly marked but an Ordnance Survey map (Landranger 186 or Explorer 133) might be useful.

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From a gentle stroll to longer walks there’s something for everyone. All the trails start at the café. Did you know about the murdered sailor? Look out for the information boards along the routes and discover more...

Sailor’s stroll

Sailor's stroll self-guided trail (easy walk – 1 mile) © National Trust

Sailor's stroll self-guided trail (easy walk – 1 mile)

Enjoy a gentle walk to the top of Gibbet Hill and sit and admire the fantastic views across the Weald. On the way you’ll learn about the barbarous murder of an unknown sailor. You can return directly back to the café along the same route or if you’re feeling energetic then why not continue your walk on the Hidden Hindhead trail.

Hidden Hindhead trail

Hidden Hindhead self-guided trail (demanding – 3.1 miles) © National Trust

Hidden Hindhead self-guided trail (demanding – 3.1 miles)

This route follows the Sailor’s stroll for the first 800 yards and then leads to the far side of common. You’ll discover a traditionally worked chestnut coppice and learn about the old turnpike road which made this ‘the most villainous place in the south of England’.

Highcombe hike

Highcombe hike self-guilded trail (demanding – 2.8 miles) © National Trust

Highcombe hike self-guilded trail (demanding – 2.8 miles)

Walk through ancient woodland and open heath to find out how the Punch Bowl was formed. On the way learn about the people who lived in the old ‘broom-squires’ cottages and how they eked out their living here over the centuries.