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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...

Warm up in the cafe

Hot chocolate is the treat for winter

Warm up after your walk with a hot lunch or afternoon treat at the Devil's Punch Bowl café. Open every day (except Christmas Day), it's a great spot to warm up, cool down and meet with friends and family. 

Winter walks at Hindhead Commons

Take a bracing winter walk

Take a bracing winter walk

Meet up with friends and family to enjoy a winter walk over Hindhead Commons and the Devil's Punch Bowl. Warm up afterwards at the Devil's Punch Bowl café with a hot drink and slice of home-made cake.