Hengistbury Head LNR
Designated site name: Hengistbury Head LNR   View map
LNR Type: Urban Fringe Type:  Biological
County: DORSET Natural England Area Team: Wessex (LNR)
Other overlapping designations: Christchurch Harbour SSSI Dorset Heathlands SPA Dorset Heaths SAC
Date of Declaration: 14/05/1991 Declaring Authority: Bournemouth Borough Council
Area (Ha): 156.05 Grid Reference: SZ 167 911
Owned By:  Bournemouth Borough Council Managed By:  Bournemouth Borough Council
Location: Hengistbury Head is situated at the extreme eastern end of the Borough of Bournemouth, just along the coast from Southbourne, with Christchurch Harbour immediately to the north. BH6 4EN
How to get there: Please check how to get to the LNR e.g. Using Traveline Traveline website or phone 0871 200 22 33 (chargeable call)

Access by road is along the Broadway and there is parking at Solent Meads car park, the Solent Meads golf course car park, and the main Hengistbury Head car park
The site has many access points Broadway, Hengistbury Head and Christchurch.

Visitor facilities: We advise you to check information about the current visitor facilities before you go to the LNR e.g. through the local authority or managing body's website.

What to see: The site comprises a range of habitats including heathland, woodland, reedbed, saltmarsh and sand dunes. A quarter of all Britain’s plant species can be found here along with rare animals such as natterjack toad and Dartford warbler. Its geographical position makes it internationally important for migrant birds and insects.

Volunteer and 'Friends': For information about volunteering and 'Friends' groups, please contact the manager and see teh local authority or managing body's website.
Contact the local authority or owner of the LNR for further information - e.g. through the Local authority website.

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