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Walk Christchurch Bay from Hengistbury Head

Bournemouth City Council
All abilities

All abilities

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Walk at Hengistbury Head, a stunning nature reserve that seperates Christchurch Harbour from the Solent. This very popular spot has excellent facilities and well marked and maintained trails to explore the reserve, through dunes, along the river and with great views across the Harbour from Warren Hill. From the cafe and visitor centre you can explore the reserve - a full circuit of the head is about 6kms. The more adventurous can extend the circuit to take in the whole Harbour, passing through Christchurch and crossing the ferry link along the way. It is also a great place to start a longer coastal path walk, West to Bournmouth and East towards Hurst Castle and Lymington.

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General Information
Free entry

Free public access

Suitable for dogs

Great for dogs

Refreshments available on site.

Cafe on site

Toilets available

Toilets available including disabled

No camping options nearby

No camping on site

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For more infor check out the Hengistbury Head Website

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Christchurch Harbour Circular

Intermediates and above

Intermediates and above

14 kms

3.5 hrs

A stunning and varied circuit of the Harbour and reserves via the town centre and the local ferry

Hengistbury Head Circular

All abilities

All abilities

6.5 kms

1.5 hrs

A lovely circular tour of the reserve, out along the coast via Warren Hill and back along the harbour.
Good accessibility for wheelchair users

Hengistbury to Bournemouth Pier

Intermediates and above

Intermediates and above

18.5 kms

5 hrs

A long there-and-back along the seafront and clifftops to Bournmouth Pier and Back
Good accessibility for wheelchair users
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Hengistbury Head, Broadway, Southbourne, Bournemouth BH6 4EW, UK

Paid parking

Plenty of paid parking including accessible bays. Overflow options at Solent Beach.

Not easily accessible by public transport.

Not easily acccessible by public transport



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