Hindhead is the highest village in Surrey and a great place to start a walk. There's miles of woodland and heathland trails across the National Trust's Hindhead Common. The area includes hill climbs, wildlife, ponds and the popular Devil's Punch Bowl.
This circular walk from Hindhead explores Hindhead Common, Gibbet Hill and the southern part of the woods. You can start the walk from the National Trust car park on the common and follow footpaths east up to Gibbet Hill where there are excellent views to enjoy. On the way you'll pass the Sailor's memorial stone which has an interesting history attached to it. See the video below for more details.
The route then descends into the Hurthill Copse before following bridleways south west. The route then turns north towards the Tyndalls Estate and the car park.
PostcodeGU26 6AG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Hindhead Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Hindhead Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Hindhead OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Hindhead Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Devil's Punchbowl cafe at the start/end of the walk serves a fine range of meals and snacks.
The woodland and heathland trails are ideal for dog walking and the National Trust cafe mentioned above is also dog friendly in the outdoor section.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The popular Frensham Ponds are located close to the common near the picturesque village of Tilford. They would make a fine extension to your outing.
In Elstead there's the Thursley National Nature Reserve to explore. It's located a couple of miles to the north and has miles of footpaths through heathland and woodland with a huge variety of wildlife.
The medieval ponds at the National Trust's Waggoners Wells and the woodland trails across Ludshott Common are also nearby.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Surrey Walks and Surrey Hills Walks pages.