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Walk the Devil's Punch Bowl

Walk The Devils Punchbowl

Meeting point underneath the main clock. We will be taking the 09.30 train from London Waterloo arriving in Haslemere 10.22 journey time 52 mins. 

Cost £10.60 train fare based on four people travelling together (see below) £5 organiser total £15.60

This Delightful circular walk takes us from Haslemere through a varied mix of woods and heath lands along Polecat valley to and into the picturesque "Devils punchbowl" a designated  area of outstanding natural beauty, a steep sided large heather filled basin formed naturally by the action of many springs and a trickling stream, surrounded by woodland and heathland.

We cross the spring at Highcombe bottom and walk to the village of Thursley which according to local legend was a place where the Norse God Thor worshipped. Picking up the Green lands way up to Gibbert hill a, view point with far reaching Views across the Weald and the second highest point in Surrey. The hill has a gruesome past a Celtic Cross was erected to dispel the fears of local residents about evil spirits.

Following the main ridge of the downs we gradually descend back to Haselmere for a few drinks and something to eat.

The walk is 14 miles 22km about 5-6 hours of walking and about an hour for breaks, mainly on good paths with some hills. Please ensure you're happy keeping up a reasonable pace over this distance

What to bring.

Appropriate warm walking clothes, hat gloves and footwear, hiking boots or similar

Water (at least 1 litre)

Packed lunch/picnic/snacks

Money for pub and food later on


Torch (just in case we finish in the dark)


Group train tickets

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  • Ravi B.

    Sorry i missed out, got a new job and got time

    January 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey, I'm afraid I also don't feel fit enough to go for a hike :( How can I change my RSVP to 'not going'? :/

    January 11, 2014

  • Virtue F.

    Sorry for the very late cancellation but I'm not well enough to go, I was so looking forward to it, hopefully you do the walk again, hope you all have a lovely time

    January 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Kevin, what time do you anticipate this walk getting back to Waterloo? Thanks

    January 10, 2014

    • Kevin

      Hi Tilly, trains are about every 30 mins and take about an hour back to london. I would expect the walk to finish by 4:30 and then people can either head directly back or stay for a drink and maybe something to eat. Just depends how keen everyone is to get back, or hang around. Difficult to be exact, but hope that helps.

      January 10, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member


      January 10, 2014

  • Ravi B.

    Can I bring my dog with me

    1 · December 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      by the time one replies spots are already taken up so maybe you should have some guidelines on dogs accompanying a hike?

      January 6, 2014

    • Kevin

      Yes sorry about the delay in replying, but I have been away. If the dog is well behaved there is no problem at all in bringing your dog along.

      January 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Driven past many times. Can't wait to get a closer look!

    January 4, 2014

  • Gary

    Hi Guys,
    Kevin is organising this trip, if you have any questions please email him.

    January 2, 2014

  • Andrew

    I will meet you at Haslemere station - easier for me to go direct

    December 31, 2013

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