September 10, 2011 in The Great Outdoors

Devil’s Punchbowl

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More and more, I just love, love, love the great outdoors. And today, I went on another great hike from: Milford to Haslemere, Surrey. All total, walked about 13 miles in search of Devil’s Punchbowl a large hollow of dry sandy heath to the west of Hindhead in southern England.

“Legend has it that the devil spent his time tormenting the god Thor by pelting him with enormous handfuls of earth, leaving the great bowl that visitors can see today. In reality the large depression was created by erosion as water percolated down and hit an impervious layer of clay. A large number of small springs sprung up across the area as the water pressure built up.”


Additional photos from this very picturesque hike can be viewed in my Facebook Devil’s Punchbowl: Milford to Haslemere album!

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