About Land train

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

Opening times

Current service status

With the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions and the need to socially distance, we are unable to run either the train or the Land Rover service this winter, without our staff and customers having to come in close contact with each other. 

It is therefore with regret that the whole service will be closed for the winter, however we are looking forward to re-start our services in the spring when hopefully the current situation will have improved.

Further 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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