1st May 2012
Winners of the Hengistbury Head Wildlife Photo Competition 2012 announced. Click here
Read our press release
1 September 2011
Rare Sand Lizards Released Back to the Wild
One of Britain’s rarest creatures has been re-introduced to Hengistbury Head Local Nature Reserve. The last positive sightings of the Sand Lizard on the headland were in the 1960’s when its demise was probably hastened by erosion, trampling and loss of habitat. Mark Holloway, Bournemouth Borough Council’s Countryside Operations Manager said,
"Recent conservation measures, such as restoring the health of our heathland and coastal dunes through scrub clearing and grazing have allowed us to reintroduce a small population back into their natural habitat.” For more details click here
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11 December 2010
Winter in Hengistbury Head. These photos were taken by Mark Holloway. Click on each image to see the bigger picture.
21 June 2010
Solstice Morning on Hengistbury Head. These photos were taken by Sally Scruton. Click on each image to see the bigger picture.
20 June 2010
10 June 2010
The results of the public consultation held in Hengistbury Head from 2nd to 6th June show an overwhelming support for the concept and design of the new visitor Centre @ Hengistbury Head. 99.05% of people stating they are either very pleased (80.96 %) or pleased (18.09 %) about the new visitor centre. You can download the plans by clicking on the relevant links below
20 October 2009
Meet the ghosts of Hengistbury Head - Halloween walk in the dark wild Nature Reserve. Meet 7pm at the Barn on 31st October... if you dare !
9 August 2009
Hengistbury Head Wildlife of the Year Photo Competition. Send your Summer photographs to us! For details visit our Events webpage
7 August 2009
Volunteer at Hengistbury Head! Read about Peter's experience
7 August 2009
7 August 2009
Hengistbury Head Summer Festival: Photos online
7 July 2009
SAVE OUR DARWIN ROOM
Bournemouth Council’s Cabinet has given the Hengistbury Head Centre’s watersports a stay of execution until 31 August to allow them to produce a “robust business plan”. But what seems to have been completely overlooked is that the Centre is home to the Darwin Room, where local community groups have meetings and host regular events and where much scientific research and education of issues to do with the Nature Reserve is undertaken by a whole variety of professionals, students and groups. Sue Harmon-Smith, Chairman of the Hengistbury Head Supporters Group, which has over 100 members, says “The Darwin Room plays a crucial role. Bournemouth cannot afford to lose this essential location for study, especially as it is at least 3 years before the Barn and Cottage will be converted into a Visitor Centre.”
6 July 2009
HENGISTBURY HEAD IN THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY (1900s to 1960s)
6 July 2009
APPEAL FOR TESTIMONIES - HENGISTBURY HEAD DURING WORLD WAR TWO
As part of a project to document the recent history of Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve, I am looking for testimonies about the second world war when the area was of restricted access and defence works, a radar station and accomodation for personnel were built. If you lived in this area during the period from 1939 to 1945 and would like to testify about life at Hengistbury Head and/or possess drawings and/or photographs of Hengistbury Head during that time, please can you contact me? The results of this research will be added to the archives of Hengistbury Head and made available to the local community for study. Any testimony or photograph used will be credited to its author. Thank you!
27 February 2009
LAUNCH OF HENGISTBURY HEAD WEBSITE IN FRENCH
26th February 2009
NEW UPGRADED FOOTPATH SYSTEM BY 2009…..
Gates and one footbridge will be improved to allow for disabled users. Mark Holloway, Senior Countryside Officer for Bournemouth Borough Council said ‘the works in Wick Fields will commence in November. The paths on Hengistbury Head itself may be upgraded as early as December depending upon the weather. He continued ‘ it has been the council’s intention to improve these paths for more than 20 years and at last funds have become available for this overdue project’.