About Land train

During high season (Easter - October), the Hengistbury Head land train usually runs every day (subject to change and weather). The train does not run through the winter season.

Opening times

You can find out about the current service status here.


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 the Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre (only possible in the direction of Mudeford - Hengistbury).

Running times 

The train usually runs daily, between Easter and October:

  • 10am and 4pm
  • 10am and 5pm during school summer holidays.  

Please note no trains run between 1pm and 1:30pm. During poor weather or extremely low demand may mean we suspend the service for that day. 

You can also check out the services offered by the Mudeford Ferry.


Find out about the different fares.

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