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A new chapter begins for Hindhead – part of Surrey's 'Little Switzerland'

PUBLISHED: 16:23 13 February 2012 | UPDATED: 21:01 20 February 2013

A new chapter begins for Hindhead – part of Surrey's 'Little Switzerland'

A new chapter begins for Hindhead – part of Surrey's 'Little Switzerland'

Hindhead lived up to the historic Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty nickname, Little Switzerland, on Friday February 10 at the start of a new chapter in the life of the village.

Photo: Pete Gardner


Hindhead lived up to the historic Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty nickname, Little Switzerland, on Friday February 10 at the start of a new chapter in the life of the village.


Members of Hindhead Together braved snow and ice to gather at the Devils Punchbowl Hotel as the Highways Agency handed the former trunk road bottleneck back to the community, de-trunked and re-landscaped as the centre of the village.


Hindhead Together had represented eight agencies, including the Highways Agency, local councils, the National Trust, Surrey Hills AONB Board and Natural England, who helped oversee the completion of the A3 tunnel scheme.


From the viewpoint of the infamous Sailors Stone, members observed a minutes silence to appreciate the tranquillity that has been restored to the Surrey Hills AONB and reunification of the Hindhead Commons and the Devils Punchbowl.

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