Hindhead - The Devil's Punch Bowl - Hindhead

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The walk starts from the Devil's Punch Bowl Cafe car park. The path initially follows the western edge of the punch bowl, with extensive views to the north and of course the punch bowl itself. It crosses the valley to the north with a relatively shallow descent and ascent. It then proceeds along the eastern edge, climbing to Gibbet Hill before continuing back to the car park.

The new tunnel does not make much difference to the original walk (except for ease of crossing the A3). As the tunnel may not be marked on your map, it may be of interest that the north entrance is at SU 89967 36427 and the south entrance at SU 88586 35175.

The path approaching Waymark 05 can be particularly muddy following a period of heavy rain. I have not tried it yet but in wet conditions it may be worth taking the left fork just before Waymark 04, resulting in a slightly longer walk meeting the road just to the west of Waymark 05.

England - South England - Surrey - Countryside


Ancient Monument, Cafe, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, National Trust, Toilets, Woodland
11/7/2021 - Stephen Harris

Walked 07.11.2021 This is a straight forward walk with easy to follow directions. A few updates sent in with new pictures Nov 2021 so this should now be easier to follow. Parking £4 for 2+ hours at the start point, PayByPhone mobile parking or at the machine or free if you are National Trust members. There are far reaching views, great directions and very easy paths to follow (some of which are a little rugged and muddy). Great views at Gibbet Hill. Nice walk, well worth the effort !

1/23/2016 - Norman Lavender

I have re-walked this today and made changes as the result of comments by Neil and Stephen. The changes are mainly to help navigate the numerous paths at the start of the walk.

11/22/2015 - Stephen Messenbird

Someone needs to rewrite this walk. Lovely area (been here many times before) but directions are out of date. Very easy to go wrong. Many path choices between points 3 4 and 5 with no clear direction as to what path to take. Choosing the start is also difficult as photos are out of date. Shame. We were looking forward to this one. But got lost far to easily and ended up back at the start after missing the majority of the walk.

10/18/2015 - Neil Packham

Great little walk completed today, with less exertion than we'd expected in 1hr 50. Very hard to go wrong with the directions but we did turn left too early at WM2 - ignore the very first path on the left after joining from the car park; the subsequent one is the left fork.

5/14/2012 - Walkingworld Admin

Our thanks to Norman Lavender for his updates and new photo for this walk. May 2012. Adrian (Admin)

9/28/2011 - Philip Boyden

My spaniel, Satmap and I did this walk today, in autumn weather that will be remembered for many years. This is the first walk we have done from this site. It was a fantastic walk, completed in 2hrs 25 mins (I walk slowly - I am not overweight, I am just a foot too short). Luckily the walk was clockwise, which meant that the badly eroded sunken path was downhill at the beginning of the walk and not uphill at the end, which would have been a killer. Thanks; I shall be back. Philip

3/31/2007 - Stephen Harris

This was the first walk that we did from Walkingworld in 2005 and we never left a comment! So now we are.. A superb walk with great views and great directions. Well worth it and well done Norm. 10/10.

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