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About Land train

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


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.

Opening times

The train runs at regular intervals between 10am and 3pm (until we get the lighter afternoons) daily (except Christmas Day).

During the winter months, at times of poor weather or very low demand, we may suspend the service for that day. Please check our Facebook page for updates, or call ahead to avoid disappointment.

The train leaves the Hengistbury Head car park terminus (next to the Hiker cafe) every 30 minutes on the hour and the half hour (no trains run between 1 and 1:30pm).

The train comes back from Mudeford spit approximately every 30 minutes at quarter to and quarter past the hour.

On busy days (at weekends and school holidays) we often run two trains. This means they can run about every twenty minutes.


Find out about the different fares.

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