Best nature trips trails in Hindhead, Surrey

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Explore the most popular nature trips trails near Hindhead with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of nature trips trails in Hindhead, Surrey
Top trails (15)
#1 - Blackdown and Ridge Hill
South Downs National Park
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 3 h 19 m
#2 - Thursley's Dragonflies and the Atlantic Wall
Thursley Common National Nature Reserve
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 37 m
Note: As of November 22, 2020 part of the trail has been reported as closed due to flooding. This is a circular walk around part of Thursley National Nature Reserve, just south of the village of Elstead in Surrey. The walk begins by exploring the easy-access boardwalk trail between Moat Pond and Pudmore Pond, designed to carry you over a section of wetland that is alive with dragonflies and damselflies in the summer months. The remainder of the route follows heathland paths through Thursley Common and Hankley Common, visiting the Lion's Mouth and Atlantic Wall along the way, reminders of the importance of this heathland for military training. There are beautiful far reaching views and plenty of wildlife to enjoy. The first stretch of the walk follows a boardwalk trail, more than one metre wide with a handful of passing places and no steps or other obstacles this stretch would be suitable for rugged pushchairs or all-terrain wheelchairs, giving a there-and-back walk of about 1.3 miles. The remainder of the route has several climbs and descents and follows heathland paths which can be muddy, rutted and deep with sand in some places. There are no stiles, steps, gates or livestock on route the only obstacles are gaps alongside vehicle gates (all about one metre wide). There are a couple of very short stretches along roads. The commons have lots of intersecting paths, so the Alltrails' map will be the best navigation tool. Hankley Common is used as an MOD Training Area, this is open to the public and no live ammunition is used, but you may come across troops training so please follow any local signage, temporary diversions and instructions from military personnel. Dogs are welcome on the entire trail, indeed it is a popular dog walking area, but they need to remain on leads for the boardwalk section. Allow 2.5 hours. Show more
#3 - BY500 and BW103 Circular
Hindhead, Surrey, England
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 41 m
Lovely trail with varied scenery and terrain, including woodland, hills, tracks and even a little pond. Weekends can be quite busy so it is best to go during the week if possible. Would recommend going on a weekday as the weekend is very busy around the cafe area. Watch out for off road bikes too! Show more
#4 - Gibbet Hill
Hindhead, Surrey, England
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 38 m
#5 - Witley and Milford Common
Hindhead, Surrey, England
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
A lovely woodland walk, large enough to explore but small enough not to get lost. The ground is mostly firm enough to walk and cycle on, with some softer sand on select paths, but easily avoidable if needed. There's also the bonus of an outdoor child's play area. A rich and varied landscape buzzing with wildlife. The countryside is an area of great contrasts with extensive heathland views and secluded woodland glades. There’s always something new to see; from the breathtaking purple heathers and buzzing insects to majestic trees.Show more
#6 - Grayswood Circular
Hindhead, Surrey, England
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 30 m
A circular walk from the village of Grayswood, passing through woodland and farmland. This walk is published through a collaboration with Surrey County Council. The walk includes several steady climbs and descents. Part of the walk crosses fields of clay soil, which can become very muddy so stout boots or wellingtons are recommended. You will need to negotiate several gates, some steps and one stile along the way (there is a field gate alongside the stile which is usually unlocked and there is plenty of open fencing suitable for most dogs to pass through). Some of the route follows rural lanes without pavements, so take care of traffic for these stretches. For refreshments, The Wheatsheaf Inn on Grayswood Road is located near to the war memorial close to the beginning of the walk. Ordnance Survey Map: Explorer 133 Haslemere & Petersfield. This walk follows public rights of way which cross private and public land. Information is included, but please respect people's privacy, keep dogs under control and remember the Countryside Code. Show more
#7 - Thursley, Hindhead and the Devil's Punch Bowl Circular
South Downs National Park
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 4 h 6 m
#8 - FP 10 and BW 103 Loop
Hindhead, Surrey, England
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
#9 - Devil's Punchbowl and Hindhead Common
Hindhead, Surrey, England
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 4 h 21 m
First half of the walk around the Punchbowl is easy to moderate. The second half of the walk on the other side of the A3 is a lot more challenging so moderate to hard. Very hilly, a few motor cross bikes but very considerate to public, a lot of mountain bikes and can get very busy. All round decent walk, lovely views, and friendly people.Show more
#10 - Haslemere to Chiddingfold
Hindhead, Surrey, England
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 5 h 1 m
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