Walking on the Surrey Hills

Sun setting over a view of Broadwood's Tower at Box Hill, Surrey

Come and enjoy walking across the Surrey Hills with trails that take in military history, woodland and water ways.

Devil's Punch Bowl

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.  

From summer into autumn, the Punch Bowl is a riot of purple heather and the tiny bell-shaped flowers sway in warm summer breezes. Autumn brings gold to the valley as fern and bracken turn colour to match the season.   

Winter frosts and clear, bright days make for clear crisp views over the Surrey Hills.  

With several walking trails over the heathland, and some magnificent views to admire en route, Hindhead Commons and the Devil’s Punch Bowl lends itself equally well to a gentle stroll, or a day-long ramble. Free walking trails are available on site.   

Holmwood Common

Stroll along our new circular trail at Holmwood Common and discover something new throughout the year. At a gentle pace you’ll be on the go for just over two hours.  

Pick up a leaflet from our notice boards to guide the way.  

Especially glorious are early mornings when the birdsong is at its loudest, or evenings when you may catch a glimpse of Daubenton's bats feeding over Fourwents pond.  


Box Hill

Box Hill's woodlands are a magical world of scents, sounds and colours; marvel as the seasons change, look for birds and mammals that call this place home.  

Join us for a free guided walk over Box Hill every Wednesday morning (subject to weather and volunteer availability). Meet at 11.30am at the shepherd's hut for the 3 mile (5km) walk over some uneven and hilly ground.  

Our guide will share stories along the way about the people who have made Box Hill special.  

Stout boots are recommended; the walk will last approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Minimum of two people required and there’s no need to book. 


Leith Hill

Escape to Leith Hill and explore the many footpaths, woodland walks and breath-taking views the area has to offer.

Perfect for a short stroll, or a longer hike, walks guides are available from the car parks.

Don’t miss the Rhododendron Wood as flashes of flowering colour ignite the deep green leaves, or Duke’s Warren where the heather plants lend the landscape a deep purple glow.