DEVILS PUNCH BOWL HIKE 10 MILES- Total ascent 55o m- PICNIC LUNCH
Saturday, January 25th at 11:30am, Haslemere Station, Lower Street, GU27 2PE
Still time to burn off extra holiday calories with this classic hike that adds an extra dip down to the punch bowl to give you two heart pumping opportunities to climb back out.
The Devil's Punchbowl is a large hollow of dry sandy heath to the west of Hindhead in southern England. The Punchbowl has a long history and tradition. Legend has it that the devil s
pent his time tormenting the god Thor by pelting him with enormous handfuls of earth, leaving the great bowl that one can see today.
In reality the large depression was created by erosion as water percolated dow
n and hit an impervious layer of clay. A large number of small springs sprung up across the area as the water pressure built up. This is a moderately hilly hike with several single track’ muddy trails. We use well-worn trail and move fast. Only experienced hikers or those that do other cardio exercise like running, spinning or cycling.
£8.50 for guided hike by a leader with an outdoor first aid certification (lunch and train ticket not included)
Depart Waterloo 10:30 am Arrive 11:20 Haslemere
Return trains from Haslemere 16:32pm and 17:23 Arrive at Waterloo approximate hour later.
Please check www.trainline.com for departures from other locations.
Please post a message to meet under the clock tower at Waterloo if you would like to form a group of 4 to organise your own group saver. Off peak fare is £20.10 with an individual off-peak day return and half of that if you have a group of 4. I will be leaving from Wimbledon or driving so I will meet you at Haslemere not Waterloo.
Car Pool please. Drivers post a comment if you have any spaces. Passengers please contact drivers directly for a lift and offer your driver petrol and parking contribution of £5- 8 depending on distance please. Ample parking is available at near Haslemere station.
WHAT TO BRING
PROPER WALKING SHOES WITH A GOOD GRIP & WEATHER PROOF (You may not be allowed on the hike if you are not wearing walking boots/ shoes)
• 1-2 litres of water
• Waterproof Jacket
• Long trousers
• Gaiters or waterproof over-trousers ( highly recommended)
• Packed lunch
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