Summer time at Hindhead Commons and the Devils Punch Bowl
Soak up the sun, test out a new tricycle and marvel at the far-reaching views this summer season at Hindhead Commons and the Devil's Punch Bowl. There are miles of paths to explore, some more challenging than others; perfect for a gentle stroll or a long hike.
Hindhead Commons and the Devil's Punch Bowl is great for family get togethers, picnics and walks. Bring along a new tricycle or skates and test them on our smooth level path, or bring your four-legged friend and explore the wider commons or head down into the Punch Bowl. Maps and walks guides are available from the visitor den.
Head to the visitor den and borrrow a tracker pack - it's full of goodies to help you explore the wonderful natural world and includes a set of binoculars, a compass and nature tracker sheets.
Cycle Surrey Hills is a network of over 80km of off-road cycling trails in South West Surrey where you can get active, improve fitness and experience the spectacular scenery of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The Devil’s Punch Bowl loop takes you around the iconic Devil’s Punch Bowl with spectacular views across open heathland.
Download the map here:
Walk the route of the old A3
Since the Hindhead tunnel opened in July 2011, we've been working really hard to re-connect the two commons of Hindhead and the Devil's Punch Bowl. Since the closure of the busy road, wildlife has been free to move from one site to another and it's been such a success that Natural England has granted us favourable condition. You can read more about this here, or simply enjoy a stroll along this remarkable new walking route.
Our grazing ponies
Our hardy resident ponies are out on Hindhead Commons and are helping us by grazing on the grasses and herbs that grow here. By nibbling away on the shoots and roots, they ensure that no one type of plant takes hold and grows too much. They are all chosen to be on site because of their docile and gentle nature. However if you know that your dog chases horses, please keep it on a lead around them as their kick could be painful.