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AllTrails is proud to be the walking guides partner for an exciting arts project in the Surrey Hills. During Summer 2016 a number of striking looking sculptures popped up along the Greensand Way. These distinct pieces of art are part of the Inspiring Views project delivered by Surrey Hills Arts. Funded through the Mittal Foundation, this project has worked with landowners to open up hidden views along the Greensand Way, improve access and commission artists to interpret the views through art, poetry and sound. The Inspiring Views project commissioned five sculptors and designers to create sculptural benches at viewpoints along the Greensand Way at Gibbet Hill, Reynards Hill, Holmbury Hill, Winterfold and Hascombe Hill. Four walking guides have been published to lead walkers to the sculptural benches and to help reveal more about each Inspiring View. By following the maps provided here, you will easily find the benches, read about the sculptor’s perspective of the view and their inspiration behind the design. Find out more about Inspiring Views by visiting InspiringViews.org

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Jez Francis reviewed Inspiring Views Trail
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The dog and I really enjoyed this walk; variety and views galore, a real treat. Definitely one to repeat.

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Maryam kabir reviewed Inspiring Views Trail
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Peter Mahnke reviewed Inspiring Views Trail
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Anita Swann reviewed Gibbet Hill and Hindhead Common
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Katherine Chapman reviewed The Hurtwood and Holmbury Hill
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Lovely walk in the autumn sun. The map was easy to follow.

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Matt Stratten reviewed Inspiring Views Trail
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Hiking

Fantastic trail, taking in breathtaking views, lush green fields, magical woodland with a real climb to finish. Very easy to follow, with just a couple of little detours. You will need to go through Holmwood home farm, rather than through the school, but that’s easy to follow. We also had no issues navigating the undergrowth at the end, just skirt the Christmas trees, follow the path straight up towards the break in the trees, if you’re unsure just keep heading straight up, on any path and you’ll spot the opening at Winterfold view and just head straight for it. All in all a perfect trail!

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Anique Coffee reviewed Inspiring Views Trail
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Views were great and trail was clearly marked and easy to follow

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Amy Walker reviewed Inspiring Views Trail
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Great trail, well marked most of the way. Views are beautiful. The route is a bit difficult to follow towards the end but just follow your instinct and keep going up!

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Paul Ingvarsson reviewed Inspiring Views Trail
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Wiktor Swiatkowski reviewed The Hurtwood and Holmbury Hill
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Kathy Hooren reviewed The Hurtwood and Holmbury Hill
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Robert Parrett reviewed Inspiring Views Trail
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Smashing trail. Some great view points.

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Cristina Alastrue reviewed The Hurtwood and Holmbury Hill
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fraser ross reviewed Gibbet Hill and Hindhead Common
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Michael Heywood reviewed The Hurtwood and Holmbury Hill
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Diana Comerford reviewed Hascombe Hill Circular
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John Small reviewed Inspiring Views Trail
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Louise M reviewed Hascombe Hill Circular
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Michael Bennett reviewed Inspiring Views Trail
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Great views! Well signposted (also got a bit lost at the end!)

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Sue Barham reviewed Hascombe Hill Circular
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Easy trail to follow through woods but sadly no views to speak of. No doubt would be better in winter. Do walk in direction suggested as last 1/3 of walk on gentle gradient down all the way.

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Benazir Shareef reviewed Inspiring Views Trail
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Really good for beginners who want a little bit of challenge. Great for dogs :)

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Laura Prescott reviewed The Hurtwood and Holmbury Hill
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Accurate directions. beautiful walk through the woodland and stunning views near the beginning. agree with other comments about the last stretch.

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Paula Pardoe reviewed Inspiring Views Trail
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Great views- don’t miss Pitch Hill, not that steep, really, and so worth it. Like others, we got a bit lost in the undergrowth near the end, but switched from AllTrails app to “find parked car” as we were in the next car park along anyway, so all good!

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HENRY DU TOIT reviewed Inspiring Views Trail
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Lovely walk, if you decide on the longer walk, good boots and walking sticks will help. Avoid weekends if you do not appreciate all the mountain bikers.

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Vita Martinenko reviewed Inspiring Views Trail
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Coming up the hill back to the car park isn’t very clear on the map, apart from that great!

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Sarah Lally reviewed Inspiring Views Trail
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loved it!

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Joost Geest reviewed Inspiring Views Trail
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Ticked all my boxes. Wonderful scenery, diverse surroundings, hilly but nothing too taxing, and quiet. Need some good shoes as there are a couple of steep slippery descents.

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Robyn Grant reviewed Inspiring Views Trail
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Hiking

Brilliant walk but last part of the trail was very hard to follow and very overgrown! We feared we were utterly lost haha! Great adventure though.

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Clare Uwins reviewed Hascombe Hill Circular
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A lot of ups and downs but only 1 steep bit, more of an easy than a moderate a felt. Great views, very dog friendly

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