Among the many that have wandered the area’s footpaths and byways are writers such as Conan Doyle, Alfred Lord Tennyson, George MacDonald, Lewis Carroll ,Bernard Shaw, Aldoux Huxley and H.G. Wells.
For many years the main A3 road to Portsmouth Harbour cut through the scenic site, but in July 2011 the £371m Hindhead Tunnel under the Devil's Punch Bowl was opened after a four-and-a-half year construction project, reuniting the wild parklands.
This site also includes a photographic celebration of the natural beauty of Mongolia. There isn’t any particular rationale for doing so, except that those who appreciate the Surrey highlands may also be inspired by the vast steppe and rolling hills of that remote country.