Hengistbury Head offers freedom of access to most locations on the Nature Reserve


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In the last 10 years we have provided comfortable 'to walk on' footpaths across the whole site linking Mudeford Spit to Wick Village. Inevitably the journey to the top of the headland is the most difficult, however the route is possible for wheel chair users with helpers accessing it from the woodland.  Please ask for advice and directions from one of the Rangers.

The exhibition at the Visitor Centre has been commended for its ease of access to all.  We hope you will be pleasantly surprised at the layout, our lift to the mezzanine floor and modern facilities and toilets.


There are toilets in the courtyard area of the Visitor Centre, including a disabled toilet (no radar key required) and there are also toilets at the Hiker Café and one upstairs in the centre, with lift access.  

There is also some wider information on toilets here:


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The Land Train is designed to take visitors of all abilities and has specially designed carriages with ramps for wheel chair use.  There is also runs a Land Rover service for access beyond the train terminus. There is large car park adjacent to Hiker Cafe, and  disabled bays on the road, opposite the cafe. Please ask the land train staff for assistance either beforehand or on arrival.

Please note there is no general vehicle access for the public onto the Nature Reserve.

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