Punch Bowl Loop

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The Devil’s Punch Bowl loop takes you around the iconic Devil’s Punch Bowl with spectacular views across open heathland. Discover the Old Portsmouth Road, the Sailor’s Stone and the gruesome history of Gibbet Hill!

Plan your route

Devil’s Punch Bowl, London Road, Hindhead,
GU26 6AB

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The Three Horseshoes Pub, Dyehouse Road,
Thursley, Godalming GU8 6QD

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Haslemere railway station, GU27 2PE (2.5 miles)

Royal Parade bus stop no.19 (0.3 miles)

Crossroads bus stop no.23 (0.3 miles)

Plan your journey with Stagecoach here.


National Trust Devils Punchbowl car park, GU26 6AB

£4 pay and display, free for members

Toilets Yes There are toilets at the National Trust’s Devil’s Punchbowl cafe.
Seating No There is limited seating along this route, however there are plenty of picnic benches at the Devil’s Punchbowl cafe.
Gates / Audit in progress
Stiles / Audit in progress
Terrain / Audit in progress.
Incline / Audit in progress.
Waymarked Yes Audit in progress. This route has some missing waymarkers.

  • This loop is mainly on bridleways that are not suitable for road bikes.
  • Certain sections of the bridleway will be muddy in the winter and soft sand in the summer so may require you to dismount and push through.
  • All the trails are shared with other countryside users so please remember to ‘share with care’ and give way to horses & walkers.
  • Most gradients are moderate but might include short steep sections. Keep an eye out for small technical trail features such as tree roots and rock.

Interactive StoryMap

Discover local businesses

The Old Cook's House


ROAR outdoors


Off Root

Hindhead cookie bar

Hindhead Cookie Bar

Wessex Distillery

Wessex Distillery


Ripping Yarns Distillery

Surrey Hills and Rivers Balloon ride

Surrey Hills and Rivers

John and Nigel wearing their cycling helmets at Leith Hill

Follow the Code

Hear from John and Nigel from Mole Valley Cycle Forum about how we can all protect, respect and enjoy the countryside for people and nature. They’ll be giving some tips on taking extra care whilst cycling in spaces shared with other users.