About Land train

The Hengistbury Head land train runs every day except Christmas Day (unless the weather is awful)

Opening times

Current service status

The land train is not currently running. We have restarted a limited Land Rover service for beach hut users to get their luggage to and from Mudeford Spit. We are only transporting luggage (no passengers).

Please note, we are also only accepting card payments. To book this service, please email us at least 48 hours in advance.

We continue to monitor the safety advice provided by the government and any service updates will be posted on our Facebook page.


The train service runs on the scenic route between the Broadway terminus (just from outside the Hiker Cafe) (BH6 4EN) and Mudeford Spit.

Enjoy views of Christchurch Harbour and Christchurch Priory whilst travelling, and discover 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.  


You can only board the train at either the Broadway 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 (only possible Mudeford - Hengistbury), or the First Tap for beach huts and beaches.


Find out about the different fares.

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