Excursion at Hindhead Common via Highcombe
This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Wheelchair, Mobility Scooter
Fair to good paths through mixed woodland and open country. Some sloped sections- not excessively steep but loose stone surface makes some hard to manage. You'll need wheels capable of off-road work and an occasional push.We started from the NT car park (charges apply to blue badge holders unless a member) and cafe then went to Highcombe, accessed Highcombe Edge then went down hill to about as far as it's possible go before steep gradients kick in. It's about 40 minutes each way from the cafe or 25 minutes each way from Highcombe, where there's a small free car park though note its muddyand not Tarmac. Lovely walk with dramatic views across the Devils Punchbowl. From cafe, proceed along the grassy path out of the parking area behind the shop. Bear left so the children's play are is to the right. You'll come to a path running aat right angles- turn left onto it then travel on the gentle slope til you reach the Highcombe car park. Enter it then take the silver gate onto Highcombe Edge. Stay on the main path travelling downhill til you reach a crossroads with four trails. This the turning point, as shown in photos. Paths are combination of compact earth, stone chipping, woodland floor with occasional tree roots.
Transport & Parking
Parking at Devils Punchbowl excellent, disabled bays but chargeable. Highcombe muddy, unmarked but free.
To rear of NT cafe. Clean, well equipped, radar key.