Hengistbury Head

Hengistbury Head


Route: Hengistbury Head

Area: Dorset

Date of walk: 7th August 2015

Walkers: Andrew and James (plus Gilly Lucy and Phoebe at start)

Distance: 4.7 miles

Weather: Sun and blue skies

By coincidence it was one year ago to the day that we last walked on Hengistbury Head, the peninsula which shelters Christchurch Harbour. Once again we were staying at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel and started the walk from there. After reaching the end of the bay we caught the passenger ferry across the mouth of the harbour and disembarked on the narrow sandy spit at the other side

We then walked along the beach past a line of beach huts (which cost the same as a small house in other parts of the country), before climbing up the steps to Hengistbury Head

The views from the top were superb in every direction and after reaching the end we descended down an easy path, and then walked back on a low level path below the headland

When we reached the beach huts we retraced our steps back to the start of what had been a beautiful and interesting short walk

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