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Hengistbury Head…Natural Reserve

Hengistbury Head is a headland jutting into the English Channel between Bournemouth and Mudeford in the English county of Dorset. It is a site of international importance in terms of its archaeology and is scheduled as an Ancient Monument.Declared a Local Nature Reserve in 1990, the head and its surroundings form part of the Christchurch Harbour Site of Special Scientific Interest.It is also a Special Area of Conservation, Special Protection Area, an Environmentally Sensitive Area and a Site of Nature Conservation Interest.

The head supports about 500 plant species which is a quarter of the national flora.
H.M. Coastguard Relay Station on the top of Warren Hill

The name “Hengistbury Head” refers to the immediate area; the elevated portion is called Warren Hill.

View of Christchurch Harbour from Warren Hill

The area enjoy some beautiful dark spots where the Milky Way can be photographed with amazing detail

Groin constructed to reduce erosion of the head, lights of the Isle of Wight

Enjoy the moon rising, giving the impression of a landscape from mars.

Moonrise from Hengistbury Head, Dorset, England