Haslemere Hills and Heather is a 9 mile loop trail located near Haslemere, Surrey, England that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Length9.0 miElevation gain1,886 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingNature tripsWalkingRunningForestPartially pavedPub walk
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A circular walk from Haslemere rail station through the surrounding heathland, farmland, Devil's Punchbowl and Gibbet Hill. This walk is published through a collaboration with 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 en 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. St Bartholomew’s Church was originally built in the 14th century, but rebuilt in 1871. It contains memorials to some local residents, including Alfred Lord Tennyson who is featured in one of the stained glass windows with Sir Galahad and the Holy Grail. There are public toilets available at the Devil's Punchbowl (waypoint 3), and 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, 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.

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Priyanka sarade
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WalkingGreat!

Few great views ( Devil punch, Gibbet Hill) . Most of the trail is through woods.

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Philip Moran
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HikingGreat!

One of the best walks I have been on. Some pretty steep inclines along the way.

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Danielle Dunbar
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HikingMuddy

Loved this walk, very easy to park, very quiet, beautiful views, closer to 17km as we took a few diferents turns to enjoy the views, was VERY muddy towards the end though.

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Christian Humphries
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Jo Nethercott
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Kathy Melotte
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HikingMuddy

A lovely loop trail that includes lots of viewpoints to enjoy the surrounding countryside. Still a bit muddy as mentioned in previous reviews but we managed just about ok in trainers! Lovely bench in sunshine for some lunch just before Hammer Pond.

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Charlie Rutter
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Really good walk, kilometers 11.5-13.5 are very muddy which got a bit tedious but to be expected this time of year

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Rob Harris
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Mark Gleeson
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HikingGreat!

Great walk - rather muddy at the moment (Dec 2020). Agree with previous posts - park at St Bartholomew's Church for free.

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Dan Benton
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Caiterz Marie
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Such a lovely walk! We also parked by St. Bartholomew's Church and walked from there. Breathtaking views and gorgeous wooded walks. Quite muddy in sections.

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Mitchell Sneddon
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Hiking

An excellent 365 walk with the large majority of the woodland trails in a firm condition. As per a previous review, if looking to travel by car to Haslemere, part in the area near St Bartholomews Church where there is plenty of on road parking. Parking at Haslemere Rail Station is expensive and limited to rail season ticket holders prior to 0845.

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Andre Jonker
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Hiking

Nice trail, could have been better if dry.

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Andre Jonker
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Good

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Tom Harrison
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Too much road to start off. We walked past St Bartholomew’s church, there was ample, free, roadside parking so I’d rather save the 2km getting there for a diversion around the Devils punch bowl. Once in amongst the hills though, it’s lovely. I love the Sandy, Surrey hills. Beautiful views, interesting, undulating terrain. All in all, a very nice walk.

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Martin Nurse
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A nice walk, not so much Devils Punch Bowl but nice all the same. Great directions.

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Jaime Forfar
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Hiking

Beautiful trail for a sunny day with a couple of challenging hills.

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Rob Harris
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Burhan Noman
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Laura Rogg
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Beautiful trail! Loved every second of this!

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Hannah S
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Andre Jonker
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Great

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Fiona Hallam
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A few steep sections in the first 1/4 & some muddy bits but varied with scenic views at times. Devils Punch Bowl provides a handy toilet & cafe stop. Easy to follow directions, would do again.

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Roel van der Zanden
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daniel lambert
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James Barber
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George Thripp
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HikingGreat!

Great trail with great descriptions. Ever changing scenery. Highly recommend.

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Richard Jureidini
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Thoroughly pleasant walk in beautiful English countryside. Apart from a steep(ish) incline near the start it’s pretty easy and enjoyable going. The path is easy to follow with the map and there are several beautiful View Points along the way. Make sure you come off the route at the Devil’s Punchbowl and walk across the car park to take in the view. Most of the route is forested with some fields towards the latter part. The Bridle and footpaths were mostly dry (July) but there was a small section that got a bit muddy. All in all a thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable hike.

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Dan Clegg
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HikingMuddyOff trailPrivate property

A really lovely walk with lots of variation in terrain, loads of interesting sights to see and a good challenge. No stiles but you can’t have everything!

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