This walk (nine miles) was a repeat of the one last Wednesday. Today it was less cold and less muddy; there were fewer in the group (eleven) and the pace was quicker.
We set off from the NT car park and headed north down a stony path into the Punch Bowl. After a junction with a bridleway on our left we turned right down a footpath. This crossed a stream and passed near the old youth hostel before joining a byway. Here we turned left, passed Gnome Cottage, crossed a cattle grid and then branched right on a NT track that led uphill. At the top we turned right on a narrow path through heather that went diagonally uphill to a byway where we turned right and headed south. We stayed on the byway, or parallel to it on paths, to its end by The Royal School. Here we turned right on a lane, joined the Greensand Way and followed this to Haslemere where we stopped for lunch.
Our return to Hindhead was via the GSW, Weydown Common, Keffolds Farm, Hurthill Copse, the site of the Temple of the Four Winds, Gibbet Hill and the byway along the ridge of the Punch Bowl.
Map: OS X 133