Dorset Pub Walks

A series of scenic walks in Dorset

Hengistbury Head

Hengistbury Head - Christchurch & Stanpit

Christchurch Harbour from Hengistbury Head

This pretty circular walk circumnavigates a spit of land, Hengistbury Head, which lies to the south of Christchurch Harbour. It offers fine views of both the coast and Christchurch Harbour.

The walk starts and ends at the Hengistbury Head car park (Grid reference SZ 163912). This is located at the end of a road off of the B3059. Use OS Explorer map OL22; alternatively OS Landranger 195.

Going: Easy, along tarmac and earth tracks. There is a gentle climb to the trig point at St Aldhelm's Head.

Distance: 3.25 miles (5.3 Km)

Pub: There is a pub at Mudeford Quay on the other side of the entrance to Chichester Harbour, reached by a passenger ferry from a point approximately half-way along the walk.

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