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Footprints – stories of Hindhead’s past

An audio walk at the Devil’s Punchbowl, Hindhead.

Free self-guided walk.

Three podcasts to immerse the listener in the incredible Hindhead landscape. Storyteller Jon Mason draws on the area’s myth and folklore reflecting on how human activity has shaped and continues to shape the landscape. With characters from history and legend both far and near, these podcasts delve into geology, archaeology, mythology and more, to explore how our forebears thought and felt about this landscape through the centuries.

Download the stories before you travel or access them from the QR codes on site.

Jon Mason is a professional story teller. You can enjoy more of his work here

This is a free, self-guided walk, open to everyone. Walkers are advised to wear sturdy shoes.

Self-guided Walks

This walk is part of our series of self-guided Surrey Hills Arts Walks. Join the mailing list or connect with us on social media and we’ll let you know when new walks are announced.


Free, public, self-guided walk
Length: Less than 1 mile.
Easy walking although can become overgrown in Summer.


This short walk starts at the viewpoint over looking the Devil’s punchbowl. Then heads to Gibbet Hill via the Sailor’s stone and ends at Xylem, the sculptural bench by Walter Bailey at Grid Ref:SU900359.


The Devil’s Punchbowl, Hindhead. National Trust Car Park, Dysons Drove, Hindhead GU26 6AG.
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Part of our series of self-guided Surrey Hills Arts Walks

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