Conservation Wildlife

You're one in a million!

Over a million visitors come to enjoy Hengistbury Head each year - that’s a lot of footsteps on a fragile landscape.

The rangers and volunteers manage a constant balancing act between providing access for people and protecting the landscape, wildlife and archaeology that make this place so special.

We have a fascinating range of wildlife that need our protection:


Ground-nesting birds such as skylarks are always at risk, but are well protected from trampling in Barn Field.


Natterjack Toads

One of Britain’s rarest creatures, but doing well here thanks to protected man-made ponds.Natterjacks-Cropped-300x203

Sand lizard

Found along the vulnerable clifftop dunes where a boardwalk has helped reduce trampling.


Find out more about our habitat conservation work.

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