The Hindhead Tunnel – Genius Engineering

If, like me, you have driven back and forth to London from Portsmouth on the A3 prior to 2011, you will have realised the pure joy of bypassing The Devil’s Punchbowl and the mind-numbing traffic queues at Hindhead crossroads. The 29th July 2011 could not have come quickly enough for me and I even visited…

Pawprint Series: Hindhead Commons, Surrey

It’s a particular pleasure for me to return to Hindhead at least once a season.  For years, I suffered in wearisome traffic jams on the A3 motorway at Hindhead’s crossroads – a notorious traffic congestion spot now thankfully bypassed by the Hindhead Tunnel.  So I love the fact that the region has returned to an…

In the footsteps of Sherlock

Being a bit of a Sherlock and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle fan, I have long driven past the entrance to the author’s former home at Hindhead – Undershaw – on the A3 en route to London, desperate to catch a fleeting glimpse.  Hidden behind trees, apparently about to be altered forever by developers, it has been a…