The Devil's Punchbowl is a large hollow of dry sandy heath to the west of Hindhead in southern England.
The hollow is overlooked by the 894 feet Gibbet Hill, the second highest hill in Surrey.
The Punchbowl has a long history and tradition. 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.