Hengistbury Head is a popular spot with tourist and locals alike for getting out and enjoying the fresh air. There are many walks to choose from; take a leisurely walk along the incredible seafront or if you wish to be a bit more energetic venture off for a hike across the natural terrain. There are various paths that take you on different experiences, the path that leads you through Withybed woods is a great one for cyclists or people that want a flatter walk. On this walk you will be able to spot the varying wildlife that live in the woods. You can also take the stone paths which will lead you on a climb up Warren Hill where you will find breathtaking views. Cameras to the ready!
You can find a cafe and some public toilets near to the Hengistbury Head car park, although some might find the cafe prices not cheap at around £5 for a baguette, all food is served fresh and with a friendly service. It certainly offers an ideal shelter to regroup after a refreshing walk by the sea or an energetic hike. From the cafe car park there is “The Noddy Train” which will take you for a ten minute trip to the adjoining beach, mudeford sandbank. This is a great experience for children or even the elderly who want to sit back and take in the sights. Along this train route is the Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education centre, which offers a variety of outdoor and water activities. The Noddy Train is very well priced and you can even take your bike, pets or buggies on board with you. The current prices for adults are £1.20, children £0.60, dogs £0.10 and pushchairs or cycles £0.50.
Hengistbury Head is certainly a more peaceful and tranquil part of Bournemouth, one not to be missed, however if you are looking for something with a bit more hustle and bustle, you will find Bournemouth town less than 30 minutes away.
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