Devil's Jumps, Churt

The Devil's Jumps. Looking across Middle Jump to High Jump from the summit of the easternmost hill, Stony Jump
The summit of Stony Jump
Ironstone outcrop on Stony Jump

The Devil's Jumps are a series of three small hills near the village of Churt in the county of Surrey in southern England.

- Devil's Jumps, Churt
The Devil's Jumps. Looking across Middle Jump to High Jump from the summit of the easternmost hill, Stony Jump

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Coniferous woods in Whitmore Vale, Churt

Churt

Village and civil parish in the borough of Waverley in Surrey, England, about 5.5 mi south of the town of Farnham on the A287 road towards Hindhead.

Village and civil parish in the borough of Waverley in Surrey, England, about 5.5 mi south of the town of Farnham on the A287 road towards Hindhead.

Coniferous woods in Whitmore Vale, Churt

A clustered settlement is set in areas acting as its green buffers, which include the Devil's Jumps.

Carrington's house and observatory on Furze Hill, Redhill, Surrey (between 1852 and 1857)

Richard Christopher Carrington

English amateur astronomer whose 1859 astronomical observations demonstrated the existence of solar flares as well as suggesting their electrical influence upon the Earth and its aurorae; and whose 1863 records of sunspot observations revealed the differential rotation of the Sun.

English amateur astronomer whose 1859 astronomical observations demonstrated the existence of solar flares as well as suggesting their electrical influence upon the Earth and its aurorae; and whose 1863 records of sunspot observations revealed the differential rotation of the Sun.

Carrington's house and observatory on Furze Hill, Redhill, Surrey (between 1852 and 1857)
Sunspots of 1 September 1859 as sketched by Richard Carrington

In 1869, he married Rosa Ellen Jeffries (1845–75), and, having disposed of the brewery, he retired to Churt, Surrey, where, on the top of an isolated conical hill, 60 feet high, locally known as the Middle Devil's Jump, in a lonely and picturesque spot, he built a new observatory (ib.

Devil's Punch Bowl

282.2 ha visitor attraction and biological Site of Special Scientific Interest situated just to the east of the village of Hindhead in the English county of Surrey.

282.2 ha visitor attraction and biological Site of Special Scientific Interest situated just to the east of the village of Hindhead in the English county of Surrey.

Aerial view of Devil's Punch Bowl (photographed in January 2007, before the closure of the old A3).
The Devil's Punch Bowl seen from above, by the Sailor's Stone
The route of the former A3 along the rim of the Punch Bowl
'Portal' sculpture at Devil's Punch Bowl

An alternative version of this story says that Thor threw the earth at the Devil, who was annoying Thor by jumping across the Devil's Jumps.

One of the bell barrows with a visible circular ditch

Devil's Jumps, Treyford

The Devil's Jumps are a group of five large bell barrows situated on the South Downs 1.2 km south-east of Treyford in the county of West Sussex in southern England.

The Devil's Jumps are a group of five large bell barrows situated on the South Downs 1.2 km south-east of Treyford in the county of West Sussex in southern England.

One of the bell barrows with a visible circular ditch

The Devil's Jumps are the focus of local folklore, apparently transferred from the Devil's Jumps near Churt in the neighbouring county of Surrey.

The entrance to Mother Ludlam's Cave, photographed in 2005

Mother Ludlam's Cave

Small cave in the sandstone cliff of the Wey Valley at Moor Park, near Farnham, Surrey, in England.

Small cave in the sandstone cliff of the Wey Valley at Moor Park, near Farnham, Surrey, in England.

The entrance to Mother Ludlam's Cave, photographed in 2005
Mother Ludlam's Cauldron in Frensham church
The cave in an engraving, published in 1785, showing how it looked at the time of Francis Grose's visit, as described by William Cobbett
Long-eared Bat
Father Foote's Cave

Making great leaps, the Devil created a series of hills where he touched the ground, these now being the sandstone hills near Churt, known as the Devil's Jumps.

Poor little birdie teased, by the 19th-century English illustrator Richard Doyle. It depicts an elf as imagined in English folktales.

English folklore

English folklore consists of the myths and legends of England, including the English region's mythical creatures, traditional recipes, urban legends, proverbs, superstitions, and folktales.

English folklore consists of the myths and legends of England, including the English region's mythical creatures, traditional recipes, urban legends, proverbs, superstitions, and folktales.

Poor little birdie teased, by the 19th-century English illustrator Richard Doyle. It depicts an elf as imagined in English folktales.
King Guthrum being appointed as a Christian by King Alfred before becoming the ruler of Chippenham
An image of 'The Questing Beast', a monster slain by King Arthur and his knights in Malory's Morte Darthur
Beowulf on his deathbed after slaying the dragon that attacked his home. Beside him is Wiglaf, the only soldier to fight with him against the dragon.
A maypole dance held at Winterbourne Houghton in 2006.

Devil's Jumps, Churt