GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Hindhead Walk

4 miles (6 km)

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.

Postcode

GU26 6AG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Hindhead OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hindhead Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Devil's Punchbowl cafe at the start/end of the walk serves a fine range of meals and snacks.

Dog Walking

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. They would make a fine extension to your outing.
Thursley National Nature Reserve is 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.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Surrey Hills - geograph.org.uk - 1173566

Surrey Hills. The Surrey Hills logo on a totem pole by the National Trust café at the Devil's Punch Bowl.

Steps down to the Sailor's Stone - geograph.org.uk - 818762

Steps down to the Sailor's Stone. Erected to commemororate a murdered sailor, set upon by three local opportunists in 1788.

The Gibbet Stone, on Gibbet Hill, Hindhead

The Gibbet Stone, on Gibbet Hill, Hindhead. The Celtic Cross is all that remains as a monument to the Gibbet, an iron cage where hanged criminals were kept, that once stood on Gibbet Hill in Hindhead, Surrey.

Cycling on Gibbet Hill - geograph.org.uk - 684160

Cycling on Gibbet Hill. The old track is being resurfaced, perhaps to take traffic to the viewpoint over the A3 Tunnel North Portal. the verges will need some more work too.

Triangulation pillar on top of Gibbet Hill - geograph.org.uk - 818793

Triangulation pillar on top of Gibbet Hill

In Hurthill Copse - geograph.org.uk - 683153

In Hurthill Copse. You can hardly see the wood for the trees here - hundreds of deciduous tree trunks. Hurt is an old Surrey word for whorts (whortleberries).

Pretty garden at Coombswell - geograph.org.uk - 1173898

Pretty garden at Coombswell, Haslemere in the style of nearby Munstead House, the garden of which is listed under the national statutory protection scheme for being designed and written about widely by its early 20th century owner, leading garden builder and designer, Gertrude Jekyll. The house itself was designed by Edwin Lutyens and together they re-invigorated a love of the natural world and natural methods of construction respectively, as major figures in the Arts and Crafts movement/campaign.

Wide valley at Hindhead Common - geograph.org.uk - 1562436

Wide valley at Hindhead Common. This part of the common has few trees but is covered with heather and short grass.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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