Haslemere is surrounded by hills, with Blackdown (280 m or 920ft) to the south and Gibbet Hill to the north (272 m or 895ft). The latter was the site of executions in past centuries. Many of those hanged there were highwaymen, because the roads around Haslemere, particularly alongside the nearby Devil's Punch Bowl, were notoriously dangerous. Today, much of the heathland and woodland is owned and protected by the National Trust, and has become a popular attraction for walkers.

The town also marks the western end of the Greensand Way footpath which extends for 110 miles to Hamstreet in Kent, and is one end of the Serpent Trail.

 

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