Half-term fun at Hindhead Commons and the Devil's Punch Bowl

Follow our 50 things trail over Hindhead Commons and the Devil's Punch Bowl - explore high and low and enjoy some of Surrey's finest views this half-term.

50 things to do at Hindhead Commons and the Devil's Punch Bowl

 

The 50 things trail at Hindhead Commons and the Devil's Punch Bowl is a mile long. Follow the way-markers to explore and discover some of the most exciting parts of the site.

Activities to take part in along the trail are bird watching, catching falling leaves, den building, bug hunting and creating some impressive wild art.

 

 

Explore Gibbet Hill

 

This sandstone hill lies above the Devil's Punch Bowl and is the second highest point in Surrey. Admire the wonderful views across the Weald and look for famous landmarks; on a clear day you can see London and other Surrey hills including Leith Hill and Box Hill.

Walk the route of the old A3

 

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.

 

 

What to wear

 

After a bit of rain, it might be muddy so please wear wellie boots and dress for mess. The trail is fine for buggies and pushchairs for the first half of the route; after that there is a steep climb so you might want to retrace your steps back along the old A3.

 

Once you've completed all of the challenges, you can collect a sticker for each of them from the shepherd's hut.

 

The Devil's Punch Bowl Café

 

The Devil's Punch Bowl Café serves hot drinks, sandwiches, hot lunches, ice creams and a delicious range of cakes and tray bakes. There are toilets at the café with baby changing facilities. There is plenty of outdoor seating if you've come along with your four-legged friend - look out for our water bowls and head to the shepherd's hut for a dog biscuit for them.

 

Car parking is free for National Trust members, or £4 for non National Trust members.