A 14.5km (9 mile) circular walk from Haslemere rail station, through the surrounding heathland and farmland and visiting Devil's Punchbowl and Gibbet Hill along the way. This walk is part of the Explore Surrey collection, published through a collaboration between iFootpath and Surrey County Council.
The walk has several climbs and descents throughout including a couple of fairly steep sections. You will need to negotiate some single gates, kissing gates and steps but there are no stiles on route. Some of the paths are rocky and uneven underfoot and can also get very muddy at times, so good boots are a must (or wellingtons with grips in the winter months). Hindhead Common has grazing livestock at times to help with conservation (including wild ponies and Highland Cattle) and the hay pastures at the National Trust Swan Barn Farm can also be holding conservation livestock (Belted Galloway cattle and Jacob sheep), so take particular care with dogs. Allow 4.5 hours.
There are public toilets available at the Devil's Punchbowl (waypoint 3) and if you are looking for refreshments, there are lots of pubs, restaurants and cafes in Haslemere High Street (at the start and end of the walk), a pub and cafe at Devil's Punchbowl (waypoint 3) and The Wheatsheaf pub in Grayswood (just a short walk from the church at waypoint 6). Ordnance Survey Map: Explorer OL33 Haslemere and Petersfield. This walk follows public footpaths and bridleways which cross private and public land. Information is included for your interest, but please respect people's privacy, keep dogs under control and remember the Countryside Code.
The walk starts and finishes from Haslemere rail station, which also has a bus stop directly outside. For help with planning your journey by public transport please visit http://journeys.travelsmartsurrey.info. If you are coming by car, the rail station has its own car park which costs £8 per day Mon-Fri, £2 Sat and Bank Holidays and £1 Sun (correct March 2016). There are several other car parks in Haslemere should you prefer to use these. Approximate post code GU27 2PE.
The full walk can be viewed and printed via the iFootpath website - Explore Surrey: Haslemere Hills and Heather This walk is also available on the iFootpath App.
To book discount train tickets to this location please visit Train Genius