Hengistbury Head Land Train
A picturesque circular route between Hengistbury Head main car park and Mudeford Spit
Tickets for the Hengistbury Head land train service are available from the guards or the ticket office next to the Hiker Cafe.
Ticket prices are one-way, cash only please.
Children (4-16 years) £0.50
Family Ticket (2 adults, up to 3 children and 1 dog) £4.80
Luggage from £0.50 (pushchairs are free)
Boats/trailers from £5.00
Land Rover from £13.00 - plus fare stated above. This service is for beach hut and Black House users to transport their luggage or equipment (booking required 24 hours in advance. Please call 01202 425517 or email us to book).
Groups: for groups of 20 or more people, please email us to confirm a price.
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The train service runs on the scenic route between the main car park (BH6 4EN) and Mudeford Spit. Enjoy views of Christchurch Harbour and the Priory, plus a wide variety of habitats including heathland, grassland, scrub, woodland, freshwater wetland and coastland.
On this ancient headland you will find places that are windy, sheltered, wet, dry, muddy, sandy, stony, sunny, shady, flat, steep and salty.
These different conditions provide homes, food and water for many species of plants and animals. The headland has national and international wildlife protection.
There is a lot to do at Hengistbury Head. As well as enjoying the land train, there is an outdoor education centre, places to eat and drink, and sandy beaches. Of course there is the Visitor Centre with a shop, exhibition, wildlife garden and interpretation area.
You can only board the train at either the main terminus (by the Hiker Cafe) or at the Mudeford Spit terminus.
Please tell the driver or guard if you wish to get off the train at either the Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre or the First Tap for beach huts and beaches.
The train runs at regular intervals between 10am and 4pm daily (except Christmas Day). The service runs until 5pm each Saturday and Sunday during July and August. It also runs until 5pm on Bank Holidays and during the school holidays (weather permitting).
The train leaves the Hengistbury Head car park terminus (next to the Hiker cafe) every 30 minutes on the hour and the half hour (no trains run between 1 and 1:30pm).
The train comes back from Mudeford spit approximately every 30 minutes at quarter to and quarter past the hour.
On busy days (at weekends and school holidays) we often run two trains, which means they can run about every twenty minutes.
Please call us on 01202 425517 or email us.
One carriage on the train provides access for wheelchairs.